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Sarri: Coppa Italia is one of the world's most unsporting tournaments

Tue 08 February 2022 | 18:20

Prior to tomorrow's match against AC Milan, Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri stated the Coppa Italia is an unsporting competition. 

The Biancocelesti will face the Rossoneri in the quarter-finals at San Siro tomorrow, but Sarri is unhappy with the contest's structure. 

“Milan won a derby that boosted their motivation, but we also won an important game,” Sarri told Lazio Style TV.

“Coppa Italia is one of the most unsporting tournaments in the world, it’s been clearly shaped to let certain teams reach the final stages and get tv revenues. Nobody knows when the draw takes place and who is in charge of it. We know it’s like this and we’ll play the game to the best of our chances.”

The Tuscan manager is not an admirer of the

Coppa Italia

and has made similar remarks in the past when coaching Empoli and Juventus. 

When asked about Lazio's possible line-up for tomorrow's clash, Sarri remained tight-lipped.

“I have no idea,” he admitted.

“We should not be affected by the league match we badly lost [in September]. We must have motivation. We are in the nowhere land, so the Coppa Italia is an important target for us, while it could be a secondary objective for Milan given that they are in the race for the

Scudetto

.”

 

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