Yesterday on Calciomercato.com we have told you about the complaints of Often on the eve of Lazio-Inter per the super commitments of the players in the national team and today his words stand out on the pages of all the newspapers. The argument is old but always current, indeed it has now regained prominence because – due to Covid – many selections play three games at each stop. It mostly happens in South America, it is no coincidence that many players who arrive from there are not deployed in the next round of the championship (e in Spain they postpone the matches so that they are not falsified).
The curious aspect of the story is that, among so many coaches penalized by this actually crazy situation, the one who suffers the least is Sarri himself. The Lazio has not a single South American summoned (Felipe Anderson does not play in Brazil, as well as Lucas Leiva e Luiz Felipe) and its European nationals they have been back in Rome for at least 3 or 4 days. They weren’t even too many, by the way, especially if we consider the main ones: Immobile he stayed at home to heal himself, Luis Alberto is ignored by Luis Enrique as they are out of the circle of their respective selections, for various reasons, Pedro and the three Brazilians we were talking about. Acerbi played in the final of Nations League, but there was Sunday and (mostly) against Inter he does not play through disqualification.
So why is Sarri complaining about his situation? Maybe it does for the love of football, because he is an old romantic and would like to work hard with the team to offer the audience a better show. Or, slyly, intends screening, with a communicative device. Today Inter – you yes – will be terribly penalized by the delayed return of the South Americans, to the point that Sanchez e Vidal they were not even brought to Rome while Lautaro, Correa e Neighbour they arrived tired and late. Yet, after Sarri’s words, there is almost the feeling that Lazio are more penalized than Inzaghi’s team. Look who’s complaining.