Lazio, Maurizio Sarri backtracks: ‘I came here to stay for a long time’

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The words of Maurizio Sarri in the press conference ahead of Lazio-Celtic

On the eve of the delicate match against Celtic valid for the fifth day of the Champions League day phase, Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri, among the various topics discussed in the press conference, è returned to the statements made after the knockout with Salernitana regarding his possible farewell to the capital club.

"Talking with my staff, we came to the conclusion that we have not changed and we have not changed the way we work. It's a difficult time, but I came here to stay here for a long time. In a multi-year project it happens sooner or later to face difficult periods" began the coach of the biancocelesti.

"We lost in Salerno due to superficiality" and lack of determination. We come to this match with a state of mind that is not the best, but I hope that the team will respond to the criticism on the field and that the atmosphere of the Champions League will give them additional stimulus to do a good performance" continued the former Chelsea and Juventus coach.

"Celtic has decent quality and plays at a very high pace. They are not è easy to face and the two defeats they suffered on the road were influenced by numerical inferiority. I expect a balanced and complicated match" added the former Napoli coach.

In conclusion, Maurizio Sarri è expressed himself on the issue of injuries: "Zaccagli, Romagnoli and Casale are unavailable, while Rovella is improving. In the finishing touches we will evaluate the conditions of everyone and draw the conclusions".

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