Lazio President Claudio Lotito recalls the time he bought the almost-bankrupt club and finds ‘some analogies’ with Bayern Munich while getting ready to salute the Italy international Ciro Immobile’s Golden Shoe award.
This match is very important for the club, for me, for all our employees and above all the fans
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I remember when I arrived in July 2004 and found a club in an irreversible coma, while today the side has, albeit on different levels, some analogies with Bayern Munich.
“The accounts are healthy and above all we achieved sporting results. Facing off against a side that won the Club World Cup and is feared by everyone means that we are on the right path that I hope will continue with further satisfaction.
“Our model on how to run a club is similar to Bayern Munich, based on the experience of individuals, the professionalism and sense of belonging that comes from spending years at Lazio.”
It involves coach
, who had not only played for Lazio but also represented them as a coach of youth level and is now the senior squad’s tactician on the verge of signing a new deal.
There has never been tension with Inzaghi, just dialogue, which is what happens in a family between father and son
,” continued Lotito.
When I have to make a comment, I make it, but not with a repressive tone, it is dialogue to motivate and push for more. I think everyone in the club can give their contribution, democratically and while respecting our roles.”
will accept his Golden Shoe award having beaten Robert Lewandowski.
I always believed in Immobile and we have created a good bond, one that goes beyond that of a President and player. Ciro is a great professional and a wonderful person.
“We are organising a big event to celebrate his Golden Shoe award, in a location that will become emblematic for the entire city. At this moment, Immobile represents the city.
“Not everyone can win this award, especially beating Lewandowski.”