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Lazio coach Sarri praises players after thumping AC Milan

Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri was delighted with his players after their 4-0 thumping of AC Milan.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic opened the scoring within four minutes, with Mattia Zaccagni, a Luis Alberto penalty and Felipe Anderson also on the scoresheet.

“As soon as the referee blew the final whistle, I thought we have a very difficult match coming up against Fiorentina," Sarri told DAZN.

“We are in a wonderful, passionate, but also very strange place to work, because a few days ago we were treated like the worst team in Italy and tonight the best team in Italy. Getting the lads to maintain their balance right now is the most important aspect.

“One of the aspects we worked on to prepare the game was making the most of the Milan's tendency to open up spaces between defenders, knowing Felipe Anderson's movement could create even more spaces. We did it pretty well.

“In the first half, we also did well creating chances by playing out from the back. We hope to get Ciro back soon, and we'll see the test results tomorrow, and then we can perhaps give a rest to those who are playing constantly up there.

“I am accustomed to a packed fixture list, but I don't like it, because that takes away the greatest joy I have in this sport, which is being on the training ground during the week. I had a season in England with 65 competitive games, so considerably more than we will have this time."



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