Lazio, Sarri: "Winning the derby is always a great satisfaction". Lotito: "Roma cancelled"
"Winning the derby is always a great satisfaction." Maurizio Sarri is delighted after giving Lazio the double victory in the derby in the league after 11 years. "For now we're having a good season: we have to continue at this level and play our cards until the end. We've found a minimum of continuity in the league, we've had mental declines especially in Europe. Champions League? The president told us to try, not that it was an essential objective. On paper there are teams better equipped than us, we try to keep it only on paper".
Lazio-Roma 1-0: Zaccagni decides the derby, the Giallorossi can't resist in 10 for over an hour. Ibanez expelled
by Matteo Pinci
"Mourinho's words? I don't even know what he said..."
The Biancoceleste coach doesn't want to reply anything to Mourinho who had provoked Lazio after their elimination in the Conference. "I don't even know what he said, I'm not going to read these things. We've seen a lot of footage from Roma, only from game situations." Then a comment on the test of some singles: "Romagnoli was born to play as I say, he has a very fast insertion, he is tactically very advanced and he applies himself continuously. He plays with his characteristics, not because I have improved him. Thanks to Provedel: he made himself available, after lunch he was chilled and so he played", he concludes.
Lotito: "We canceled Roma"
The president Claudio Lotito was very happy: "We deservedly won. The team played with determination, heart, passion, authentic feelings and rationality. On the pitch we canceled out our opponents, no one can complain about anything. On Saturday I went to Formello and stayed with the team until late in the evening talking to each of them to make people understand the importance of the match. Each player gave their all to bring home the result at all costs. I thank the fans present who supported the team with passion and in a composed. Lazio is a club that wants to win with merit and we will demonstrate it on the pitch. This victory is fundamental in terms of the championship. It allows us to face the next direct matches with a positive mental condition".
Zaccagni: "Goal dedicated to my father, a victory that gives us awareness"
The match-winner Mattia Zaccagni has a special dedication: "I dedicate the goal and the victory to my whole family, to my father in particular on Father's Day and to this fantastic crowd. I went to the Curva to celebrate after the match: I had I promised that if I had scored, I would have done it. We are happy to have won the derby and for the standings, we look at game after game, with enthusiasm. When you win certain games, even with a single goal difference, you become aware. The Champions League? We work every day, we try to improve and stay at the top."
Luis Alberto: "Roma provoked and didn't play the derby"
Luis Alberto, unlike Sarri, has something to reply to Mourinho: "If you talk before a game and then you lose, then you have to keep quiet. They spoke first, as always, they didn't come to play the derby but only to provoke. We dominated the match, we won and this is the important thing. It was the right moment to make the 'leap'. Now that we have gone out they have continued the show already seen on the bench and on the pitch. The Champions League? We know that this match was very important, especially after Milan's defeat in Udine. We have to win as many as possible and continue like this."