Claudio Lotito feels Lazio are not getting the credit they deserve, pointing out his club have won trophies ‘despite spending a third of what Juventus have’.
Lazio have won two Coppa Italia and a Supercoppa since Lotito’s takeover in 2004 and regularly competed for the Champions League places in Serie A, despite the President’s lack of investment in their playing squad.
“I’d like to remind people that Lazio, after Juve, Inter and Milan, are the team who have won the most trophies under my ownership,” he told Corriere dello Sport.
“We’ve been able to combine economic results with sporting ones. Last year we beat Juve in the Supercoppa, despite spending €120m and Juve €500m, while the average of the other clubs is about €300m.
“Let’s say that despite having a third of Juve’s investment power, we’re doing a good job. Lazio ended the year with a €38m profit, the only club with such a profit. All the big sides ended with a loss.
“We’re combining sound management with results on the field. Lazio are certainly a great club on a business level.”