Sunday March 17 2019
Inzaghi: 'Keep Lazio guard up'

Simone Inzaghi hopes the draw at Fiorentina can “serve as a lesson so Lazio don’t lower our guard” against counter-attack specialists Parma.

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“Naturally, there is some disappointment and anger at the draw in Florence, but it should serve as a lesson so that we never again lower our guard,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“We had such a great first half performance against Fiorentina, but we dropped the tempo and with it dropped two points. Compliments for our attractive football are nice, but we need to get victories too and be more ruthless in the penalty area.

“I see other sides who manage to win ugly, but it rarely happens with us and over the course of a season, those points become crucial.”

Hitman Ciro Immobile is suspended, so Felipe Caicedo and Joaquin Correa should bear the burden of turning opportunities into goals against Parma today.

“We’ve got to be on our toes, because Parma’s greatest weapon is the counter-attack. Gervinho and Roberto Inglese are clearly their most dangerous players, while I know their Coach Roberto D’Aversa well.”

Inzaghi has concerns about the state of the Stadio Olimpico turf following Italy’s international rugby match in the arena on Saturday.

“I hope this issue can be resolved next season with a kinder fixture list. There is another team in Rome and it might be nice for them, and not just Lazio, to play straight after the rugby occasionally.”

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