Lazio, Casale: “Tudor understood my moment and was close to me. I’ll give it my all”

On the eve of the match against Hellas Verona, scheduled for tomorrow at 8.45pm at the Olimpico, the Lazio defender, Nicolò Casale, gave an interview published by the Biancoceleste club in the match program of the match, the first after the elimination from the Italian Cup at the hands of Juventus. In the return semi-final played on Tuesday, the Romans were close to overturning the 2-0 lead from the first leg, before Milik’s goal

Regret or pride: what did the victory against Juventus leave behind?
“Both. There is certainly regret for the result of the first leg but also pride for having recovered a difficult match, equalizing the goals conceded in Turin, before conceding, even fortunately, the 2-1. We still gave a great response, which was the most important thing at this moment. The applause from the fans at the end of the match, despite the elimination, rewarded our attitude.”

The fate of a place in Europe is in the hands of Lazio, how should the remaining matches be approached?
“For us there are five finals, they must be faced as we did on Tuesday against Juventus. After a complicated season, made up of ups and downs, we are lucky enough to be able to sort out the ranking. Obviously it won’t depend only on us but we will still try to finish the season in best way.”

He knows Verona very well, a team that never gives up…
“I have remained attached to Verona, I watch their matches every time I can. In January they changed a lot but they are a solid and physically strong team, as demonstrated by the many duels won. For this reason we will need to be even more compact and incisive to win the match “.

Were Tudor and especially your son Leonardo a new beginning to restart after some difficulties encountered this season?
“I have experienced difficult moments which are part of a footballer’s career, you always have to be able to acquire the positive aspects to grow. The birth of my son and the arrival of the coach gave me an extra boost: Tudor understood the period I went through and it was close to me. I’m doing everything I can to get back to last year’s levels.”

A season ago she, Romagnoli and Patric, now there has been the growth of Gila. Can yours be defined as one of the most complete defensive quartets?
“We did well in many matches. I never had any doubts about Mario, he is one of the most complete players in the team and he is proving it. Obviously the 21 clean sheets last championship also came thanks to everyone’s work, we are good defenders but we can do even better.”