Sarri: ‘It’s not a physical match. It’s the least physical of the whole group’


Having arrived in Glasgow ahead of their Champions League match-up with Celtic, Lazio head coach Maurizio Sarri addressed the media in his press conference alongside captain Ciro Immobile. The 64-year-old believes that it won’t be much of a physical affair but still stated that there would be a high intensity.

Sarri spoke about the physicality of the fixture against the Scottish champions, earning redemption and the attitude of the team for Wednesday’s game:

On the match: “It’s not a physical match. It’s the least physical of the whole group. If by physical you mean a very dynamic team that plays with a lot of intensity, yes, but physical from an impact point of view, no.”

On earning redemption: “Here we are in the Champions League, we don’t have to redeem ourselves for anything to be fully competitive. There is no need to look for other reasons. The Champions League is the most important competition, we can play for the next round.”

On the attitude for the match: “We are a strategic team. The moment of impact is much more about personality than the tactical aspect. We also did it on Saturday against Milan, we lacked personality afterwards. They made us lower ourselves, we could manage with more personality and nastiness. I also liked the fact that we wanted to react after Milan’s advantage. Either it’s an attitude problem when they put us under, or it’s the usual problem we have in the second half.”