Simone Inzaghi hinted he could leave Lazio after winning the Coppa Italia.
Goals from substitute Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Joaquin Correa late in the game broke Atalanta’s resolve to give the Aquile their seventh Coppa Italia.
Inzaghi went on to praise the effort of his lads claiming the victory was fully deserved despite some controversial decisions in the game.
Lazio levels Inter with 7 Coppa Italia at the third place of all-time table, only behind Juventus with 13 and Roma 9.
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“It was a wonderful evening, especially in our stadium,” said the Coach in his Press conference via Football Italia.
“The match was intense and we did better in the second half, making the most of a set play. It was quite similar to our Serie A meeting with Atalanta, but this time we managed to steer it our way.
“We deserve it, as we’ve worked so hard over the last three years and it’s right that we enjoy this night.”
Lazio are adamant Inzaghi will be on their bench next season, but it seems the Coach has a different view.
“I’ve been in this family since 1999 as a player and then a Coach. There were moments when I thought I’d be protected a little more, but I know who makes gratuitous criticism and who tries to be constructive.
“This was my fourth Coppa Italia Final as a Coach because I do not forget the two I had here with the youth team. I am very happy and dedicate it to my lads. They too were perhaps criticised excessively this season.
“It’s right that we enjoy this evening, then there will be time to sit down with (director of sport Igli) Tare and the President to discuss everything.
“We have a good rapport, but some things shouldn’t be taken for granted the way people say.”