Sarri says ‘two accelerations’ lost Lazio the game: “Milan’s press lasted ten minutes”

By Isak Möller -

Maurizio Sarri was disappointed with the performance of his Lazio against AC Milan but insisted that the Biancocelesti only lost because of two accelerations. One could argue they have bigger problems than that, though. 

The first half between Milan and Lazio was a tight affair but in the final 45 minutes, the Rossoneri were clearly superior. Their high press at the start of the half paid off and exposed the Biancocelesti on more than one occasion, including the first goal.

Speaking to DAZN after the game, as cited by, Sarri shared his thoughts on the game amid Lazi’s tough start to the season. He insisted that the goals came from two accelerations, even if that was really just the case on the second goal.

“We had a strange first half where we created many situations with equal numbers and we didn’t even turn them into opportunities. We suffered in the first 15 minutes of the second half, then we did well between the two goals. We lost because of two accelerations. Milan’s press lasted 10 minutes, not 90”

On the first goal, Yacine Adli picked out Tijjani Reijnders in the space between midfield and defence. The Dutchman then found Rafael Leao on the flank and the winger didn’t need to accelerate much, squaring the ball to Christian Pulisic.

Tags AC Milan Lazio Maurizio Sarri


  1. Bro what is he yapping about? The only way they could shoot was from long shots. He should be taking responsibility for the loss, not finding excuses.

    1. Did you watch the game? They were equal in first half, Milan was better in 2nd half but the last 15 minutes Milan was in low block. Florenzi saved a clear goal for 1-1. You are the one “yapping”.

  2. Sometimes that’s all you need in the game, a moment or 2 of inspiration. It doesn’t invalidate the win Mr Sarri Tiki Taka. Based on results we will stick to our 10min of fame.

  3. Milan pressed for only 10 minutes? Maybe because Lazio was so pathetic that Milan didn’t have to waste energy on pressing. Lazio created nothing for 89 minutes.

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