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Lazio owner talks about how the club has grown

ROME, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 23: Adam Marusic of SS Lazio in action during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and Genoa CFC at Stadio Olimpico on September 23, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images)
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Since taking charge of the Italian Lega Serie A club Lazio, owner Claudio Lotito has seen his team grow

61-year-old Claudio Lotito took charge of Italian Lega Serie A club Lazio in 2004.

Since then, he has seen his team grown into a better club.

“Lazio achieved certain objectives that in the past were beyond hope,” the owner and president of Lazio told Football Italia.

“Compared to the state of the club when I took over, now it has confidence that it is self-sustainable, is projected towards growth of the youth academy, where it has the highest ranking in Italy and is running the club in a virtuous manner.”

“This year, we took five players from the youth academy into the first team. We are the only side that focused on developing its own young players and will soon be able not only to face off with anyone but also have the solid foundations to make its mark on the international scene,” he added.

“This all allows the club to become a reference point for others. The objective for Lazio is to get satisfying results for its fans that are also in line with the resources at its disposal.”

“The fans are the essence of the system and without them, there would be no sport. It is also true that the fans must support their team while respecting the rules, not trying to replace the club owners, otherwise, there is confusion of roles. They can criticise constructively where views are not shared,” he commented.

“We are turning Lazio into a model club in terms of results in line with resources. Football now is no longer about a patron who pours money in, but rather the ability to create new revenue and compatible choices with the resources available.”