Tudor: “Lazio is first in the standings since I’ve been here. I would sign this average points”

Three matches remain until the end of the season, with the head inevitably turning to the summer transfer market and next season, but for Lazio, the last 270 minutes of the tournament are still important, because the Biancocelesti have a tangible possibility of reaching the Europa League. A goal in the league, which means qualifying for the European Cup for the eighth year in a row. “There are three games left, we are only focused on this goal, we want to continue the path we started,” said Igor Tudor 48 hours before the match against Empoli scheduled at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday at 12:30. It will be a day of celebrations to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Scudetto win. “The past is always a source of inspiration, especially when it comes to such successful bands,” says Tudor. However, he rightly prefers to focus on the present: “There will be time for any evaluation of the options that will be made in the future, now only the present is important and it is the three matches that we have to face.”

First in ranking

The illusory draw in Monza on the final day left a bad taste in the mouth (also because it made any remaining hopes of qualifying for the Champions League) fade away, but the Croatian coach still stressed the importance of the results achieved by Lazio since his arrival. . “In my time on the bench (the last six days of the tournament, ed.) Lazio is in first place in the standings with Inter and Atalanta. I will sign to maintain the same pace (2.16 points per game, ed.) for the next ten years. Of course, we could have “We had a better performance in Monza, but every now and then we have to put in some sub-par performances.” The performance was slightly lower than expected, prompting Tudor to demand immediate compensation from his players. “The goal should be to always improve ourselves, day after day, without looking at what others are doing.” For the match against Empoli on Sunday, the coach finds Gila again, who has recovered from an adductor muscle injury. However, the Spanish defender must once again start from the bench. Where Provedel will also find a place. “He has recovered – explains Theodor – but he is coming back from a serious injury and is not 100% yet, and Mandas will still play in this match.”

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