Lazio and Maurizio Sarri Desperate to Find Solutions to Road Woes

Lazio will go on retreat until Wednesday’s game versus Fiorentina. The decision was taken during a prolonged confrontation between Maurizio Sarri and the players after the loss to Verona. The gaffer also conferred with sporting director Igli Tare. Nobody emerged from the locker room for over an hour after the final whistle, Corriere dello Sport reports.

Lazio have had an abysmal record on the road so far. They won the first away game versus Empoli, but then they lost to Milan, Bologna, and the Scaligeri and tied with Torino. At home, instead, they have defeated Spezia, Roma and Inter.

Sarri lamented that the squad “melted away like snow” yesterday. According to Il Messaggero, the coach even asked the players if they wanted him to step down after the loss to Bologna. He did not demand particular reinforcements in the January window in the talks with the executive. He is mainly concerned about the mentality of the team. The coach would settle with second-tier additions, as long as they were more aggressive than the current Lazio contributors, the newspaper informed.

The veteran manager generated internal malcontent when he surprisingly stated that Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto could not feature together. As a matter of fact, Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro started over the Spaniard yesterday. Toma Basic had done it in previous games. Sarri would gladly ship the playmaker away in the winter for a new box-to-box and another center-back, Corriere dello Sport reports. However, it is still early, and Lazio has received no offer to date.