Friday February 9 2018
‘Lazio want to bounce back, but…’

Simone Inzaghi affirms Lazio “want to bounce back” after successive Serie A defeats but admits “I’d have preferred to face another team”, besides Napoli.

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“I’d have preferred to face another team, but this is the calendar,” the Coach said at a Press conference.

“We’ve seen that after the defeat to Genoa, there’s been a lot of talk. On the other hand, expectations have been raised. That’s why we want to bounce back right away.

“Mertens? It’d be an advantage if Napoli didn’t have him. However, they’re still very organised and they’ll certainly pose us problems, although my team are preparing well.

“4-1 defeat in the first match? We analysed that match. We had a great first half, finishing it in the lead, but then we picked up injuries and lost the game.

“Still, from there we won nine games in a row so we must repeat the intensity we had in that game.

“Napoli? Together with Juventus, they’re making history in our football and sustaining an incredible rhythm. The Scudetto race will go down to the wire.

“Back three? We’ll stick with this tactic because we’ve done very well with it. I’ll very calmly choose a team tomorrow.”

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