Stefano Pioli spoke to the journalists right after the 2-1 loss from Empoli and gave his opinion about the game and why his team looked that way:
“Empoli, Empoli, Empoli”, Pioli repeated. There was no other team in Lazio’s thoughts.
“We are at this position in the table because we think a game at a time. If we want to keep our hopes alive for a top 3 finish we have to keep on thinking only about our next game.”
“Our approach towards the game was right but we missed a few good scoring chances in the first half and quickly at the start of the second made two mistakes. The game was decided in two minutes and our carelessness during the match. We must always be 110% concentrated during our games. “
Asked about Marchetti’s absence Pioli answered:
“He had a fever before the Cagliari game but we managed to get him on his feet for the game but at the game itself he suffered from a back injury which did not allow him to travel for the Empoli game.”