The presence of Maurizio Sarri is like creating a revolution in Lazio’s body . The Young Eagle team flew high with the implementation of Sarri’s long pass ban. Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio temporarily tops the Italian League Serie A for the 2021-2022 season.
In the two opening matches of the season, the team alias Gli Aquilotti (Young Eagle) won 3-1 over Empoli and crushed Spezia 6-1. Credit goes to Maurizio Sarri who took the Lazio coaching baton from Simone Inzaghi this summer.
Sarri completely changed Lazio’s face. With Sarri, Lazio switched to a 4-3-3 scheme, having previously been so accustomed to Simone Inzaghi’s three-man system. The coach who led Juventus to the Scudetto in 2019-2020 also brought a revolution to Lazio’s way of playing.
Under Sarri’s instructions, Lazio played more pressing and focused on short, fast-paced passes accompanied by fluid movement. Lazio’s new face in the Sarri era has already begun to appear in the duel against Empoli and Spezia.
In both matches, Lazio’s players were found several times displaying a combination of fast and neatly interwoven passes. Since being appointed as Lazio coach, Sarri has implemented an absolute ban.
The Napoli-born coach who grew up in the Tuscany region forbade his players to make long passes. In fact, in pre-season training Sarri threatened to punish the team who made long or long passes, with penalties in practice matches.
“I work with coaches who are in the top 10 in the world. He doesn’t like to play with long balls. ”
“For Sarri, it is forbidden to play with a pass,” Lazio striker Vedat Muriqi was quoted as saying by Tuttomercatoweb.
Lazio’s players seem to have listened to Sarri’s instructions. Quoting from FBREF, a statistical site that collaborates with StatsBomb, Lazio this season has become the Serie A team with the most passes along the ground.
Noted, Ciro Immobile et al released 1,044 passes along the ground. In contrast, Gli Aquilotti counted only 136 times making gastric passes. Lazio’s pass statistics are in the top five lowest in the Italian League 2021-2022.
Lazio is also the king of short passes in Serie A with 538. In terms of short passes, Gli Aquilotti is ahead of Sassuolo (492 short passes), Napoli (451), Inter Milan (381) and Roma (370).
Maurizio Sarri says this Italian midfielder has the potential to win the Ballon d’Or.The Italian coach , Maurizio Sarri , made a statement about the players who have a chance to win the 2021 Ballon d’Or title . The tactician who is now in charge of Lazio revealed that the Italian national team midfielder , Jorginho , can win the prestigious award.
The tactician who is now in charge of Lazio revealed that the Italian national team midfielder , Jorginho , can win the prestigious award. This is inseparable from Jorginho’s outstanding performance with Chelsea last season.
Jorginho also played a big role in Chelsea’s achievement of winning the 2021 Champions League. However, Sarri thinks this is still not enough.
Sarri considers that the Ballon d’Or has the potential to be won by Jorginho, if the midfielder manages to bring the Italian national team to Euro 2020 champions .
When I was coaching Chelsea, we managed to win him over from Manchester City.”
“At first it was difficult to understand. However, now I see that fans and journalists can appreciate it. He is also a leader at Chelsea,” said Sarri. Jorginho himself has a great opportunity to bring the Italian national team to win Euro 2020. Because, Gli Azzurri have reached the semifinals and will fight Spain.