Living in the shadow of Super Pippo for years, Simone watched his older brother join Juventus while he was still playing in the third division and even though he had an astonishing season at Lazio later, Pippo was always the better footballer, knowing how to stab the ball into the net by instinct as he lead Juventus and Milan to glory and Italy to the most prestigious title, the World Cup.
However, since he was a little boy, Simone used to be the team captain whenever they played, as he had leadership instincts in his blood. He told everyone in his team their strengths and weaknesses, instructing them by demonstrating examples of the Serie A stars similar to their style of play.
The fact Simone has been a Coach all along is expressed in the way Lazio have been claiming great runs since last year and the most important factor in his success is that he understands the hardships players go through when they are disregarded and knows how to lend a helping hand.
Working with troublemaker Keita Balde Diao last season to help him reach his best from, turning Lucas Leiva and Luis Alberto to cornerstones in his empire with the latter receiving a national team call. Above all, reviving the Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund fiasco, as the unleashed Ciro Immobile became the most destructive striker Lazio has ever witnessed in Serie A with his 27 goals.
As the resurrection of talents is one of his greatest attributions, leading a well-oiled machine to fire 75 goals in the top flight (more than any team), it leaves the backline embarrassingly fragile and the complete breakdown against RB Salzburg was not the first of this season. The Biancocelesti suffered the same scenario twice against Napoli and between the top 10 teams in Serie A only Sampdoria hold a worse defensive record than Lazio.
Inzaghi is without a doubt one of the most promising Coaches in Italy right now, with the character the team has shown in huge fixtures like the two triumphs over Juventus and for his habit of working on the smallest details, sending players personalised videos via Whatsapp as part of his teaching methods.
The disappointing collapse at the Red Bull Arena is an indicator the 42-year-old Coach still has a lot to learn, but at the same time he is the kind of tactician Lazio need to hold on to with both hands, as he holds the glimpse of hope they need rejuvenate the club.
Faith in Inzaghi means a very wise use of the cash that will come with the probable sale of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic next summer and knowing Igli Tare, this transfer could bag lots of new fresh talents, ones that would assure the Salzburg downfall is just a stepping stone towards success.