Friday’s underwhelming 1-0 defeat at Bologna left Lazio manager Maurizio Sarri perplexed after yet another sub-par performance from his side. Despite being embroiled in an evenly-poised contest, Biancocelesti could only manage one shot on target.
While Sarri couldn’t have complained about his team’s defensive showing, their attacking movements flattered to deceive, especially after falling behind early in the second half. Lazio relinquished a three-game winning streak in Serie A, but the manner in which they did so left their boss fuming.
“The first half, we had territorial supremacy, 71% to 29%. Bologna possessed the ball in their penalty area. The first half was on the same level as in Reggio Emilia. We didn’t find a goal, and we conceded one at the start of the second half,” the Lazio coach said via La Lazio Siamo Noi.
Lewis Ferguson’s winner at the start of the second half helped Bologna leapfrog Lazio in the standings. But more importantly, the loss left Biancocelesti exposed to the risk of finishing this round in the lower reaches, depending on the results.
“In terms of play, the first half of Reggio Emilia was the same. We are scoring less, and it is difficult to understand why, even though the attackers are the same ones and have the same way of playing,” Sarri lamented as Lazio drew another blank.
“I expected more fury in attacking, even in a more disorganized way. We are a poor team from some points of view, it’s quite evident.“
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