Lazio receive Jaoquin Correa boost ahead of Celtic tie

By Connor Gordon

October 17, 2019

Jaoquin Correa is back in training ahead of a visit to Celtic next week according to Italian publication Calcio2000‘s Lazio arm LaLazioSiamoNoi.

The forward missed the Italians’ last Europa League match at home to Rennes. His return is a major boost for Lazio as they aim to go above Celtic with a victory.

Now, the Hoops backline will have more to think about come next Thursday.

Lazio forward Jaoquin Correa in training before Celtic match

The Argentinian international comes with added pedigree to bolster the fluctuating Italians.

Jaoquin Correa in action for Lazio against Bournemouth in pre-season. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images)

He was bought from Sevilla last year and is a starter for Simone Inzaghi’s side.

Correa picked up an injury which meant that he missed the victory against Rennes in the last match day. Several weeks on, Correa is reportedly back in training.

This is news that Neil Lennon and co will not want to hear ahead of next Thursday’s crunch tie.

Lazio have had a mixed time of it with Correa’s departure in Serie A. His side demolished Genoa following the win against Rennes before losing their last match away at Inter.

Simone Inzaghi is a former Lazio player now manager. (Photo by Grazia Neri/ALLSPORT)

Inzaghi will be hoping that Correa brings much needed fire power back to the Italian giants.

Other internationals such as Tomas Strakosha, Francesco Acerbi, Ciro Immobile, Luiz Felipe, Adam Marusic and Luis Alberto also trained this week.

Italian chairman makes major statement on his team

Lazio president Claudio Lotito believes that he is the key difference in his club’s fortunes.

Football Italia report him saying: “If I was on the pitch, we’d get better results.”

This a bold statement but one that every fan has said of their club at some point.

He added: “Some are born lapdogs, others to go for a walk and then there are the fighters. I am a fighter and believe if you are determined enough, you will get results.

Claudio Lotito is angry with the Lazio players. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

“I get angry with these players, as I am convinced they ought to give more.

“Simone Inzaghi was given a Ferrari of a team and I believe this Lazio should be able to compete on level terms with everyone.”

It appears Mr Lotito is more like good old friend of Celtic Pedro Caixhina with his latest remarks.

The Portuguese manager didn’t win a game against Celtic. Let’s hope the same applies to Lotito.