Simone Inzaghi revealed Lazio are depleted in the defence department ahead of their Coppa Italia semi-final first leg against Milan.
Inzaghi is considering to field former Liverpool player Lucas Leiva at the back ahead of the Milan clash at the Olimpico on Tuesday evening.
And he further attested his team is recovering from their exit in the Europa League.
“The team have worked well, we’re recovering from being knocked out by Sevilla, which burns us for how we played and how incidents developed,” Inzaghi revealed in a quote cited on Football Italia.
“However, we’ve had four days to work well and that’s what matters most. Tomorrow we’ll have to make sure we’re ready.
He reckoned the enormous task ahead of the tie citing defensive concerns and the need to remain in the contest ahead of the second leg.
“We’re in the midst of a defensive emergency and we’ll try to remedy it: we’ve tried changing things willingly and I’ve sought to understand who can adapt to certain roles.
“We’ll have to face the game with great humility, remembering it’s a tie that will develop over 180 minutes.
“Immobile and Piatek are two great strikers. Ciro has been here for three years and he’s doing great things.
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“The Pole has started very well for Milan but apart from the clash between these two strikers, it’ll be a match between Lazio and Milan, which we have to try to address in the right way.
“At the end of this first leg, I’ll be satisfied if I see my team have a great game. We can’t give more than very little away because we know the Rossoneri are deadly on the break.
“Therefore, we’ll have play by taking to the field in the best way.”