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Inzaghi aiming to end the season on a high with Lazio

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Simone Inzaghi is aiming to wrap up the campaign with Lazio on a high and went on to talk about his early career struggles both as a player and a manager.

Lazio are still in the hunt for a Champions League ticket and still have the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final with Milan.

The Aquile are six points adrift AC Milan in the fourth spot with a game in hand and are looking confident to close the gap on the Rossoneri.

“There are 11 Serie A rounds to play, plus the Coppa Italia, and we’ll try to see out the season in the best possible way,” the Coach told reporters and cited on Football Italia.

Simone and brother Pippo were both Serie A strikers, represented Italy and became Coaches after hanging up their boots.

“My brother and I had a family that insisted we continue our studies, even if it was difficult due to the sporting commitments we had. My parents pushed me on to my diploma and wanted me to do even more, but I just couldn’t manage both.

“I had a few problems with being a professional player in my first two or three years. That’s because, in the Primavera squad, you are surrounded by people your age, then suddenly stepping up to the next level, you’re dealing with 30-year-olds.”

Inzaghi also spoke about his early challenges as a young manager at Lazio’s Primavera youth team and how he ended up securing the role full-time.

“I had the chance to work in Serie A and will always be thankful to the club and President Claudio Lotito. We former players at times after a great career have these assumptions, but it’s necessary to study, learn and develop.

“I’ve been helped by working with a group of wonderful professionals at Lazio over the last three years.”

ROME, ITALY – NOVEMBER 04: Danilo Cataldi with his head coach Simone Inzaghi of SS Lazio celebrates after scoring the team’s third goal during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and SPAL at Stadio Olimpico on November 4, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)