Sunday February 18 2018
Inzaghi: ‘We must concede less’

Simone Inzaghi admits Lazio have made ‘too many mistakes’ of late and must ‘concede fewer goals.’

The Biancocelesti have failed to win any of their last five matches in all competitions – a run of results that has seen them drop to fifth in Serie A and left their Coppa Italia and Europa League hopes in the balance.

They face struggling Verona at the Stadio Olimpico tomorrow, with Inzaghi wanting his side to show ‘substance.’

“Tomorrow we need to play a game of substance,” the Acquile boss told reporters. “We play in front of our fans, who will be behind us like always.

“I thank them publically because there were a lot of them in both Naples and Bucharest and they applauded us despite the defeats.

“We have analysed this period and I am very happy with the team. Tomorrow we will play an important match.

“We are making a few too many mistakes and we have tried different solutions ahead of tomorrow.

“It’s fine to be the second best attack but despite our offensive style, we need to concede fewer goals.”

Inzaghi backed top scorer Ciro Immobile to put his recent goal drought behind him.

“When our team isn’t firing, neither are the forwards.

“If Immobile doesn’t score it is big news. Hopefully Lazio get back to winning ways and our main forward gets back to scoring.”

Midfielder Lucas Leiva will miss tomorrow’s match through suspension but his Coach says he would probably have rested the Brazilian anyway.

“Lucas Leiva’s performances have been excellent but he would probably have been rested even without the suspension.

“A break can only do him good.”

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