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Lazio may win the Serie A Scudetto race this season, according to Christian Vieri, who praised Simone Inzaghi’s “incredible” team.
Led by highly-skilled head coach Inzaghi, talisman Ciro Immobile and star midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Lazio is challenging again in 2020-21.
Lazio can get within six points of first place with a win over second-placed Inter on Sunday as they prepare for a Champions League round of 16 tie against champions Bayern Munich.
Inzaghi has renewed Lazio’s fortune since he took office in 2016, guiding the capital club to the success of the Coppa Italia (2019) and the Supercoppa Italiana (2017 and 2019). The Biancocelesti hadn’t celebrated silverware since 2013.
Before the clash with Inter, Lazio found the net in each of their last 17 Serie A games; the last time he had a longer streak was in October 1994 (18).
Lazio have also won the most Serie A points in 2021 (19). They are the only undefeated team (6 wins, 1 draw) and have also conceded the fewest goals (four, same as Genoa) since the turn of the year.
Vieri spent a year with Lazio in 1998-99, scoring 14 goals in 28 appearances for Sven-Goran Eriksson as the club won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and the Italian Super Cup alongside Alessandro Nesta, Pavel Nedved, Marcelo Salas, Sinisa Mihajlovic and They leave Stankovic. before a record transfer to Inter, and praised Inzaghi’s work.