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Eriksson backs Inzaghi and Lazio for scudetto glory

Sven-Goran Eriksson, Simone Inzaghi, lazio
2000: Sven Goran Eriksson and Simone Inzaghi of Lazio in discussion during a Serie A match. Mandatory Credit: Grazia Neri/ALLSPORT
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Former Lazio manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is backing his old player and club to lift the Serie A title.

Eriksson was actually the last manager to lift the Scudetto for Lazio. His striker in that side was none other than Simone Inzaghi their current manager.

Eriksson is the latest person to back Lazio to pull off a Serie A title shock this season.

That was back in 2000. But in an interview with La Republica, the Swedish former England manager is backing Le Aquile to do it again.

This time under Izaghi’s leadership off the field.

He said:

“I believe Lazio will win the Scudetto.”

“Their first XI is stronger than that of Inter or Juventus.”

“They also have more confidence and are more solid than the others.”

“They play better football than any of the other teams and that is the point.”

“Lazio have a great technical ability in their players and always seem to be so calm.”

“If they go a goal down, it doesn’t matter, they look at each other and seem to say: ‘Now let’s sort it out.’”

“They have the best midfield in Italy, without debate.”

“I think their midfield has few rivals in European football, to be honest. That is the heart of Lazio’s strength.”

He’s backing his old forward to become a great given time.

He added:

“Inzaghi is a great person, you cannot imagine how happy I am for him.”

“This is just the start of his career, imagine where he could be in five years.”

“Simone is one of those coaches who will always fight for the Scudetto or Champions League.”

Eriksson is happy to see his protege surpass him.