Mon 10 October 2022 | 21:27

Vincenzo Italiano: "Lazio showed that they were stronger than us"

Vincenzo Italiano was irritated after Fiorentina's 4-0 loss to Lazio this evening, but he also confessed Lazio are Viola's Black Beast.

The Viola had a strong start in Florence but immediately found themselves down 2-0 as a result of headers from Matias Vecino and

Mattia Zaccagni

, giving Lazio a commanding lead to defend.

The Roman club's defence held up well despite


's best efforts, and eventually Luis Alberto and Ciro Immobile scored late goals to secure the three points. Italiano initially addressed Fiorentina's defeat over


in his interview with Sky Sports Italia. 

“We started well again today. I only didn’t like the last ten minutes, but for the rest I think the team brought to the pitch what they had left us last game. We created a lot, in the first ten minutes we could have scored three goals. 

“Lazio showed that they were stronger than us. Unfortunately we paid for our lack of concreteness, we did what we had to do but the result is a 0-4 which is a lie.”

He discussed the team's difficulties in offence and the challenge of dealing with the Biancocelesti.

“We lack incisiveness, concreteness and the hit that allows us to address the match as we did in Scotland. Lazio are Fiorentina’s black beast, we have changed a few situations compared to last year."

“I thought I had found the solution, but we are talking about a 0-4. Congratulations to our opponents who suffered our game for long stretches but came home with four goals scored.”

Vincenzo Italiano

concluded by addressing the direction Fiorentina should go after their wearying loss.

“Today was an important crossroads for us, we aimed to give consistency after the Conference League win. When you shoot 25 times on goal and create a lot, the coach can’t overturn everything, we can’t score goals and we lose games. 

“Unfortunately we pay for what is a huge evil in a football team, not being able to score goals. We take the boos and the disappointment of our fans, last year we created a huge enthusiasm, but now going out amidst the booing leaves me with a huge bitterness and is a defeat for all of us.”

After nine games in Serie A, Fiorentina's loss places them 13th, far behind where coach Italiano and the team had planned to be. After their victory, Lazio tied


and Udinese for third place in the league standings, three points behind league leaders



source: SportMob

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