Simone Inzaghi said Lazio “should be ambitious” after beating Juventus 3-1 to move within five points of leaders Inter. “I remember the last victory 16 years ago.”
Cristiano Ronaldo had opened the scoring, but Luiz Felipe’s header and a Sergej Milinkovic-Savic stunner turned it around, Felipe Caicedo putting the icing on the cake in stoppages.
Juan Cuadrado was sent off for stopping a clear scoring opportunity with his foul on Manuel Lazzari and that proved the turning point.
“We are in a great period of form, we should be ambitious, knowing also that six weeks ago people said we weren’t getting results, but I remained calm. The club was always close to me, even when we lost, reassuring me there were no problems,” the coach told DAZN.
So many records were shattered today, as Lazio had not beaten Juve in Serie A since December 2003, Inzaghi had never defeated Maurizio Sarri and this was the Aquile’s seventh straight league victory.
“I also have a squad that is always at the disposal of my staff. Now we enjoy this victory, which we hadn’t managed for 16 years here, a game I remember, because I was on the bench!
“We enjoy for a few hours, but from Thursday must get right back on track and aim to stay in the Europa League. The lads in the Curva never stopped cheering us on, but we know that in football, and especially in Rome, the atmosphere can change rapidly.”
It could even have been more than 3-1, but Wojciech Szczesny saved a Ciro Immobile penalty.
“We played well, created many chances and could’ve scored more goals, so I praise these lads for something extraordinary.”
Luis Alberto has now provided 11 Serie A assists this season, adding two this evening.
“We struggled a little this evening to get that pass through, as Juve pushed Miralem Pjanic up to close the spaces, but we got there eventually. The lads know they must keep going like this.”
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