Maurizio Sarri expressed satisfaction with Lazio’s progress this season, but he declined to discuss securing the second position in Serie A after the victory against Spezia.
Sarri’s side produced a mature and focused performance in their comfortable 3-0 away win over the Aquilotti, with goals scored by Ciro Immobile, Felipe Anderson, and Marcos Antonio. This result puts them on track to secure Champions League qualification.
Under Sarri’s management, Lazio have won eight out of their last nine Serie A games, which has provided them with a slight cushion over the other teams competing for a Champions League spot.
With one more match, Lazio is 8 poinst above Roma
Sarri who believes his side can’t fight in two competition, said: “The second goal was magnificent, but I became anxious at one point because no one was taking shots at the goal.”
Lazio boss added: “I’m also happy for Marcos Antonio, who is a top player, I’m having a hard time fitting him into our midfield because we have very offensive characteristics and so at times we need physicality, but if anyone comes to watch the training sessions it’s a spectacle when we play tight games.
“We’ve been aiming to become less cocky and less superficial for a long time. The ability to stay on the ball in difficult moments has grown considerably, but in the first seven or eight minutes I was afraid that we took the game a bit too lightly.”
When asked about Lazio’s attacking display, he replied: “We are satisfied because the team has developed positively, but between satisfaction and fulfilment there is a difference.
“It would be a mistake to think that it is easy to get to the finish line, you have to stay focused, satisfaction only comes with the goal.”