Sport Lazio have no intention of 'letting go' in Scudetto quest despite Milan loss – Inzaghi

03:50  05 july  2020
03:50  05 july  2020 Source:   goal.com

Serie A title race far from over despite Lazio defeat

  Serie A title race far from over despite Lazio defeat Serie A title race far from over despite Lazio defeatAs Juve extended their lead over Lazio to four points, it was hard to avoid the familiar feeling that the Turin side were about to ride off into the distance, just as they have done in previous seasons, and claim a ninth successive title.

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Following a 3-0 loss to Inter Milan , Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi believes his side are not currently among the best in Italy. Simone Inzaghi questioned the attitude of his Lazio players against Serie A 's top clubs after they were brushed aside by Inter on Monday.

Simone Inzaghi wearing a blue shirt swinging at a ball: Lazio head coach Simone Inzaghi © Getty Images Lazio head coach Simone Inzaghi

Simone Inzaghi acknowledged Lazio's Serie A title chances have been dealt a blow after losing 3-0 to Milan but insisted the Scudetto hopefuls will not give up.

Lazio were comprehensively beaten by visiting Milan in Rome on Saturday as Inzaghi's men fell seven points adrift of leaders and defending champions Juventus.

Without leading goalscorer Ciro Immobile and Felipe Caicedo due to suspension, Lazio's Scudetto dream was derailed by Hakan Calhanoglu, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ante Rebic at Stadio Olimpico – Milan leading 2-0 at half-time.

Lazio – eyeing their first league crown since 2000 – face an uphill battle overhauling Juve with eight matches remaining in 2019-20, while Inter could move within a point of second spot by beating Bologna on Sunday.

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Milan (AFP) - Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi gave warning his side are ready to fight for their first Serie A title since 2000 after moving into second in Serie A on Sunday, just one point off leaders Juventus after a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Inter Milan . Juventus reclaimed pole position thanks to Paulo

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"This defeat weighs on us in the table, but we knew that there were some objective difficulties today," Lazio head coach Inzaghi told DAZN. "We weren't very fortunate either, as we conceded a goal with a deflection, another on a penalty that Thomas Strakosha almost saved.

"Then we had two chances to get it back on track, only to concede the third goal. Unfortunately, I can't rotate the squad right now, so playing four games in under two weeks becomes difficult.

"We've got to look forward and prepare for the next match. We know the journey we have taken and have no intention of letting go. We'll probably lose [Joaquin] Correa to injury for the next one, we must try to rotate a little, because these lads are now very tired."

"Correa has been struggling with a calf problem for a few weeks," added Inzaghi. "If Caicedo and Immobile weren't suspended, he wouldn't have played today. Lucas Leiva had his first appearance today after just 25 minutes of training. We only made the decision after a fitness test this morning.

Italy: Lazio Rome clings

 Italy: Lazio Rome clings © Isabella BONOTTO Lazio Rome striker Ciro Immobile (d) goalscorer in the Serie A match against Torino in Turin on June 30, 2020 Bad game on the field of Torino, Lazio Rome finally won 2-1 Tuesday at the opening of the 29th day of Serie A and thus returned to a point of the leader, Juventus, who will play in the evening (21:45) on the lawn of Genoa. The Romans have character and they showed it again in Turin, as they did three days ago in front of the Fiorentina.

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"Bobby Adekanye hadn't played for 25 days either, [Sergej] Milinkovic-Savic and Correa told me they weren't feeling right. It was difficult against Milan in these circumstances. Even then I have to think we could’ve got back into it at 2-1.

"Initially, Luis Alberto was meant to be in support of Correa, but we were lacking a physical presence and hadn't really used this tactic without Immobile. If we'd had Adekanye in training during the week, I probably would've started him, as he is at least a centre-forward."

It was a return to form for Milan, who faced defeat before rallying to earn a 2-2 draw at relegation-threatened SPAL last time out.

Milan – with Ibrahimovic back in the line-up – dominated against Lazio as they stayed on track to qualify for the Europa League next season.

"We work really well at Milanello, I always said that I had a group of responsible players who are aware of the importance of the shirt they are wearing," said Milan boss Stefano Pioli, who is tipped to be replaced by Ralf Rangnick at the end of the campaign. "I don't know what will happen with our future, with my future, but we are too concentrated on fighting to the end so we can at least get Milan back into the Europa League.

Lazio to face Milan without their two main strikers

  Lazio to face Milan without their two main strikers Lazio to face Milan without their two main strikersCiro Immobile and Felipe Caicedo, who between them have provided 37 of second-placed Lazio's 66 Serie A goals this season, are suspended due to an accumulation of yellow cards and their absence could expose their team's lack of strength in depth.

The Milan fans are still backing Inzaghi despite a poor run of form. FilippoMonteforte/AFP/Getty Images. Filippo Inzaghi is set to keep his job as AC Milan coach Down in 11th in Serie A , five points behind the top six, Tuesday night's game was viewed by the Italian media as Inzaghi 's last chance.

AC Milan bounced back from their disappointing defeat to Genoa with a 2-0 win against Napoli at the San Siro. Jeremy Menez celebrates scoring the opening goal of the evening in the Serie A clash with Napoli. The former PSG and Roma man (No 7) is congratulated by coach Pippo Inzaghi and his

"We won't get the Champions League now, but Milan are a prestigious club and have to be in European competition.

"The players are continuing to give 110 per cent, even those who signed contracts to the end of the season and probably won't remain here after that. They are determined to prove they are still strong players at this level and to give their best for Milan."

Ibrahimovic, who has recovered from a calf injury, converted a first-half penalty to take his tally to five goals since returning to Milan from LA Galaxy in January.

"Ibra has allowed us to grow in terms of mentality, quality, technique, it's a real pleasure to work with him and see how he deals with his team-mates," added Pioli, whose Milan host Juve on Tuesday. "Now we've got a month left and can continue pushing all the way."

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