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Former Lazio and Inter Milan player Dejan Stankovic talks about the upcoming meeting between the two clubs. The match is part of the 16th day of Serie A on Sunday. The Serb, now coach of Ferencvaros, analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of both teams.
“I start with Inter. And I say the same thing as when I challenged them with Samp: they’re scary. It’s a tank. And now, he has a lot less ups and downs, and that’s what makes the difference. Barella sets the pace, he’s more concrete, he raises his arms less. Calha and Micki are the brains. The fifth rarely misses a match. Acerbi is a pillar who keeps everyone in the right position. Perhaps we can expect more from the changes in attack. But Inter can go all the way,” he began. On the subject of Lazio, he praised Mauricio Sarri’s achievements and also Rome’s shortcomings. “He has the maestro Sarri, whom we all respect, has achieved the great goal of the last 16 of the Champions League. There are some matches where, when it goes like clockwork, I’m really enjoying watching it. But a coach can only go so far. You can see his hand, but it’s the players who are on the pitch. Luis Alberto and Felipe need to grow up, and Lazio have lost a lot since Milinkovic left. Add to that the injuries to Ciro, the man who brings you the goals, and you’ve got a backlog. Perhaps Sarri is missing something in his rotation, and playing every three days has accentuated the problem. Now, without the cups, he’ll have more time to put things right. This ranking doesn’t belong to Lazio, the maestro will finish high,” he concluded.