“We played well and were pretty consistent throughout the match,” Sarri told Sky Sport Italia.
“It is better now we have more of the squad available and don’t have to play every three days, since the Europa League elimination we have averaged two points per game.”
The win puts more pressure on Roma in the fight for fifth place, although if the Giallorossi win the Conference League, then they will automatically qualify for the Europa League regardless.
“The time has come to stop thinking in such a provincial manner. This is a city that deserves two strong teams. Clearly, the derby will always be the match of the year, but we should all start to think about the big picture in a different way.”
Lazio face Juventus in the next round and Sarri was asked what reception he expects from the Bianconeri supporters, but refused to take the bait.
“I don’t expect anything. We are going there seeking points to qualify for Europe. I personally want to get into Europe too, so that’s all I am thinking about as well.”
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) May 7, 2022