The Lazio manager admits the squad are not suited to the system he has in mind and ‘don’t fully understand my ideas yet,’ so he thinks there will be a tough test against Cagliari.
have won their first two games with many goals but they did not find the target in the battle againstMilan
They will lock horns withCagliari
next, who are going to have their debut under the reign of Walter Mazzarri, following the dismissal of Leonardo Semplici for gaining only one point in three rounds.
It’s going to be difficult, because Cagliari are a better team than their current results would suggest,”
in his press conference.
“As they changed coach, there could also be an emotional reaction from the team, so we cannot expect anything easy. We lost to Galatasaray due to technical errors, both from our goalkeeper and the forwards who had chances to score. We did better than Galatasaray in the first 20 minutes and showed good character.”
The ex-Napoli, Juventus and Chelsea boss believes that his side are behind schedule and since they changed from Simone Inzaghi’s 3-5-2 to his 4-3-3, there will be difficulties ahead.
“We have some wing-backs more suited to being the fifth players in midfield and we are turning them into full-backs. We also have midfielders accustomed to working with one striker and a half. We are asking for something different, our midfielders are dynamic, but it’s more of a mental issue than a physical one.
“People think that a high press takes a lot out of you physically, but if anything, a press done well will keep the team tighter and mean you run less.
“I have seen gigantic tactical progress. We need to go on a journey, as everything changed, and we will slowly adapt to the new way of thinking. The lads are working hard, even if they don’t fully understand my ideas yet.
“I don’t need support from the club at this moment.”
Due to swearing and aggressive behavior when they went against Milan, Sarri is banned from two matches.
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