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Simone Inzaghi not pleased with Lazio’s performance

Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi has said that the team must provide more than decent performances in order to secure victories over the likes of Juventus and Napoli. The Serie A side have made a poor start to the campaign after back-to-back defeats against the above-mentioned duo and this sees them rooted to the drop zone.

Speaking after the Juventus game, Inzaghi admitted that the team were decent against both Juventus and Napoli but they were also guilty of some poor passing which cost them against the Italian heavyweights, he said: “I am not satisfied, no. We had two fairly decent performances, but that’s not enough when you are up against Napoli and Juventus. We were too soft, missing some really easy passes. The deadlock was broken by a great Miralem Pjanic goal, but we have to do more in these fixtures. Everyone has to step up and improve, it’s superfluous to talk about one player or another.”

With successive defeats, Lazio are already playing catch up to their close rivals for the top-four positions but they have the opportunity to make a comeback with the next four fixtures being winnable by their standards. Before that, however, the focus should lie on returning to winning ways with newcomers Frosinone making the visit to Stadio Olimpico before the international break.

Lazio have always been competitive when it comes to competing for the top positions but they have not been quite able to qualify for the Champions League. As such, they have lost a number of important players in the past and the same could be the case next summer, should the season fail to go as planned.

The Capital outfit lost a valuable player in the form of Stefan di Vrij on a free transfer during the summer but barring that, they managed to withstand any more big-name exits with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Ciro Immobile among those staying put with the club.