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Sarri: Lazio’s Supercoppa loss against Inter revealed in 5 minutes

Within five minutes, Maurizio Sarri admitted that Lazio would face difficulties in the Supercoppa against Inter.

In his press conference, the coach stated that the team had a 30% chance of winning the semi-final, and it appeared that this attitude influenced the squad. Despite securing five consecutive victories in all competitions, the team seemed to lack confidence.

Sarri told reporters: “It was clear within four or five minutes. It is clear there is a big difference between us and them, but at the same time the difference is not as large as it appeared to be tonight. We cannot underestimate the degree to which we helped them.

“This is a team that has always suffered from blackouts after a series of positive results. It irritates me to lose this way. You can lose against Inter, who proved themselves a team of great quality and with perhaps one of the best midfields in Europe, but we have to accept our very large share of the blame for this performance,” Sarri said.

Marcus Thuram opened the scoring early on, followed by Hakan Calhanoglu converting a penalty and Davide Frattesi launching a late counter-attack.

Excluding that, Lazio failed to register a single shot on target, while Ivan Provedel made multiple saves, and the crossbar denied Nicoló Barella and Lautaro Martinez. President Claudio Lotito visited the coach and the squad in the locker room.

Sarri added: “The President wasn’t angry; he was disappointed, just as I was. We felt embarrassed in front of a vast television audience. He sees it the way I do: we can lose to Inter, but not like that.”

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.
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