Monday Jan 25, 2021  
  23/08/2011: Dino Zoff: Marchetti will be a great keeper
email print  
Italian goalkeeping legend and former Lazio coach Dino Zoff talked about the new Lazio goalie Federico Marchetti and also about the team's chances in the upcoming season.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Zoff hailed the acquisition of Marchetti, describing him as a 'great goalkeeper' and also seemed postive about the chances of Lazio in the 2011/12 Serie A season. "Definitely, Marchetti is a great goalkeeper", began Zoff.

Marchetti hasn't played a competitive game for a year, do you think that it may affect his performances this season?
No, I don't think it will be a major problem. He is a young keeper with great desire and has previously shown a lot of quality. He is a complete 'number one', he has everything to suceed. Just give him 4-5 competitive matches and he'll be back to his best, just like a year ago.

How do you rate Lazio chances this season?
I would say that chances are great. Last year the team was close to the Chamoions League and, considering the quality of reinforcements, I think that Lazio can get there this season. At least, the goal should be to make the Champions League.

Will Klose and Cisse be a well-matched pair?
We'll see it in the future. Certainly, both of them are great players.

And what about Zarate situation?
Well, he already had troubles with coach last season. Now, with the arrival of new players, I don't think there is much room for him.

(Paulius Viluckas)

Join us on the LazioLand Forum
This website was run by members of the LazioLand Forum, and we encourage you to join us on the forum or keep in touch via social media.
A Love Letter From Singapore: "Mia Cara Lazio, Where Are You?"
Nigel Gan conveys his thoughts in an open letter to Lazio.
Report: Lazio 1-1 Palermo
Lazio continues to struggle as Davide Ballardini leaves the Stadio Olimpico with a precious point.
Preview: Lazio - Palermo
Davide Ballardini returns to the Palermo bench and the Studio Olimpico to face Stefano Pioli's Lazio.
Pioli to be given time until the New Year?
Several reports in Italy are claiming that Pioli's job is under threat following the inconsistent start to the season.
Preview: Roma - Lazio
A Derby della Capitale with much at stake as Roma seek to put their Scudetto credentials to the test while Lazio aim to re-establish themselves as contenders.