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  25/05/2013: Coppa Italia Final, Lazio - Roma: A Message
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With less than 24 hours to go, I am incredibly calm. There are so many things in our favour but it will all come down to one night. 90 minutes, or 2 hours or a couple of kicks and a safe pairs of hands.

Over a 8-month period, we have been better. Over one night, on the previous four occasions, we have been better. But tomorrow is another night. A new night, with a new story, regardless of the result.

For once, we go into a final with someone who has already been in a domestic cup final. Someone who has coached on a stage we still dream of being a part of - the Champions League qualifiers. Someone who has made mistakes, but will learn. Someone who has gained the respect of the players. Someone who has gained their trust. Someone who has given them belief. Someone who has allowed us to dream.

And yet, being Laziali, we know what follows. Dreams are dashed. Either in one moment, or over an 8-month period. Yet, being Laziali, we know what follows. Redemption. Restoration of our pride. More dreams. More disappointment. More joy.

Tomorrow, we will either be allowed to dream again or we will see another dream dashed. But, we know what follows. We know it is only one moment. We know that it is a new night, with a new story. We know it all comes down to 90 minutes, or 2 hours, or a couple of kicks and a safe pair of hands. We know, because we have been here, with 27 years more history behind us.

I'm calm, because I believe. I believe because I am Laziale. And as a Laziale, I never give up.

Non Mollare Mai! Forza Lazio!
Author: Cathal Mullan
 
 
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