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Lazio manager Maurizio Sarri “honored” to take part in Derby della Capitale

John Solano

Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri spoke to the media today on the eve of his first Derby della Capitale since joining the club in the summer.

The former Chelsea boss discussed how he’s feeling going into the clash against his club’s bitter rivals, admitting that it’s an honor to play in matches such as these.

“This isn’t a normal match, it’s one of the most important games in all of Europe,” he said. “It’s an honor to take part in it.”

“We’re playing against a strong team and we must be focused. I want to see us react because we’ve wasted chances since the Milan match.”

“The team is training well but we have to improve on everything, but it’s a journey, this is real football, not Playstation. But this is an intriguing match, especially for supporters.”

“We will try to play our football and go our own way. The attackers need to move without the ball and when they get the ball take it into space. Pedro possesses something a bit more (than Felipe Anderson) when it comes to attacking the penalty area.”

He added, “This is the type of match where you can feel it in your stomach…it’s not a normal game.”

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