Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri was delighted with their 3-0 win at Cagliari.
Ciro Immobile converted a penalty to equal Silvio Piola’s club record 143 Serie A goals, then Luis Alberto and Felipe Anderson scored.
“I am satisfied, but perhaps someone hasn’t been watching, as we’ve been playing like this since December,” Sarri told Sky Italia.
“We scored 10 goals in our last four games, so the team has been playing fairly consistently, but we came up against some top level teams on good nights for them and therefore didn’t win. It was still pretty evident that we were and are improving.
“Playing on Thursday evening in the Europa League and with such a packed fixture list that you can barely ever train is tough for everyone. Perhaps we suffered more than others in dropping so many points after a Thursday match, but we weren’t alone.
“When the results don’t match the performances, that means you are doing something wrong. It’s not enormous issues, but the details make the difference, for example the goal we conceded against Napoli 20 seconds from the end was unacceptable.
“We dropped points in Bergamo against Atalanta, Udinese and Napoli by conceding stoppage-time goals, so clearly we didn’t have the right focus on the details in those moments and they proved very costly.”
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