At the day before Lazio-Roma, the head coach Simone Inzaghi spoke in press conference:
"Tomorrow will be a special game. I played so many matches against Roma as football player and some others as coach in Academy. It will be the first derby for me on the first team’s bench. We prepared the game as usual. We know that we will face a strong team. We have to play with humility and determination.
Tomorrow we will have to fight until the last second. Last Thursday there were a lot of people in Formello and my players were very happy for this. We know that we are not alone, we understood it in our last home matches. Curva Nord is sold out for tomorrow and, at the beginning of the season, it was one of our goals.
We want to stay at the top of the table, the difficult is starting now. We want to maintain this position, but it won’t be easy. The group is in a good condition, I’m involving all of them.
Salah is a great player and is an added value for Roma. The player who will take his place, will certain do his best. I have great respect for Giallorossi, they have a high-quality team, created to play in Champions League and win the Scudetto, and a very good coach like Spalletti. The derby can influence the trend of the season. If we want to win, everyone of us has to play a perfect game.
Milinkovic took a hit last Thursday. Tomorrow morning we will have a light workout and I will value the physical conditions of Milinkovic and de Vrij , then I will take my decisions as peaceful as usual.
Many of my players won the TIM Cup against Roma on the 26th of May 2013, so they know what means to play a derby. Our young players have played some derby with me in the Academy, but to play against Roma in Olimpico Stadium will be different. It’s really a special game, so we need to play with humility and concentration.
Tomorrow we will wear our classic light-blue shirt: it’s a jersey full of history.
We will play at home, in front of our fans, so we want to win: we will play at our best to give a special joy to our fans. Will be important to play with humility and determination.
Tomorrow Banti will referee the match: if AIA decided to designate him, there will be a reason. He is used to play matches like this".