The first impressions of Maurizio Sarri as the new head coach of Serie A club Lazio are here. With his first Lazio training session done, here’s how Maurizio Sarri is building his best football team at Lazio!
The Lazio first team conducted their first training session under their new manager Maurizio Sarri before the new 2021-22 season. Some Lazio players even posted about their preliminary training before Serie A commences.
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Here’s How Maurizio Sarri Is Building His Best Football Team at Lazio
It turns out, Maurizio Sarri has an interesting way of getting his Lazio players to pass to their feet.
The new head coach of the Italian club threatens them with a penalty for long balls.
The former Napoli, Chelsea, and Juventus coach is well known for his ‘Sarriball’ or ‘Sarrismo’ style. These tactics of handling and passing the ball rely on quick passing moves with only one or two touches.
During today’s training session, Sarri was heard giving very specific orders to Elseid Hysaj, for his long ball attempts.
Indeed, anyone and everyone else who attempted a long ball during their game between ranks received a word from Sarri.
“If I see you lift that ball one more time, I’ll give a penalty to the other team!” the Lazio coach said.
As such, this is not the only news of Sarri’s interactions with players in football live today.
Kepa Finally Apologizes to Sarri
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has finally apologized to his former manager Maurizio Sarri over the cringeworthy 2019 Carabao Cup incident.
“Let’s just deal with that here at once and for all. It was all a big misunderstanding,” explained Kepa to The Player’s Tribune.
Kepa continued to say: “Manchester City were dominating the game in extra time and there was barely any time left until penalties. After making a save, I felt something in my leg and I called for the physio to make sure it was nothing. Above all, though, I wanted to make sure that we as a team could catch our breath. Suddenly, I saw that the coach, Maurizio Sarri, had sent Willy Caballero to warm up. He thought I couldn’t go on. My intention, right or wrong, had only been to waste time to help the team. I didn’t have any serious problem that was going to keep me from continuing to play.
“I tried to signal that I was O.K., that I wasn’t injured. But we were at Wembley in front of more than 80,000 people, so of course Sarri didn’t understand me. When the fourth official raised the board, clearly I should have come off, and I’m sorry I didn’t.
“I was wrong, and I am sorry for everyone who was involved: for Maurizio Sarri, for Willy and for all my teammates and Chelsea fans who had to put up with everything — all the noise that was generated during the game and then in the days after.”