In the race for the title another week ago, Lazio almost ended all their hopes by chaining three defeats in a row. Frustrated and tired, the Roman club is plagued by a lot of internal tensions.
It took Lazio just a week to burn up all the good work done in ten months. Still racing for the Scudetto, its first since 2000, eight days ago, the capital’s club has just recorded three consecutive defeats, putting an end to almost all of its title hopes. While only 4 points separated the Biancocelesti from Juventus, they are now relegated to 8 units. They are even under the threat of Atalanta, a tiny point behind, which would have deserved to bring back a victory from Juventus Stadium this Saturday evening (2-2).
More than extending a series of defeats, Lazio got into all its shape yesterday. In front of the scoreboard thanks to a goal from Luis Alberto, she first saw Sassuolo equalize by Raspadori, before losing on a realization of Caputo in additional time. A frustration that was released in anger after the match. The information was quickly denied but the press echoed an altercation between Francesco Acerbi and the club doctor, singled out for the numerous injuries in the workforce.
Tension, fatigue, injuries and rants, Lazio has trouble finishing
It still shows a certain tension even if undoubtedly, the press exaggerated this episode. The fact remains that Lazio actually suffers from numerous physical glitches which prevent it from being competitive in this final sprint. “Is something wrong since the shutdown?” Maybe yes but the injuries of Leiva, Cataldi, Marusic, Luiz Felipe, Correa and Adekanye have affected us. You can see why we are losing matches like today’s (Saturday, editor’s note). We did everything on the ground but it was not enough. We should do more. We have talked a lot about it over the past few days ”, recognizes a particularly tense Simone Inzaghi.
It must be said that he let escape a dream that he touched with his fingertips. “Talk about the Scudetto now … It’s risky. We have to believe it until the end but we are living in a delicate moment. “ The Italian coach must now deal with the anger of Claudio Lotito, a president who had campaigned for a resumption of Serie A, as recalled Sport Mediaset. Physically tired, nervously exhausted and lacking in solidarity, Lazio must now secure a place in the Champions League. She should be able to get there because she only needs 5 points to take from the 6 games remaining but it will be necessary to show another attitude, especially against Juventus next weekend.