Inter target Manuel Lazzari has given his thoughts on his situation at Lazio, stating that he feels that he can adapt to the ideas and methods of new manager Maurizio Sarri.

Speaking to Lazio Style Channel, as reported by FCInterNews, the 27-year-old predicted that he would be able to adapt to the new coach’s tactical style, despite many observers believing that there is no role for him in the formation preferred by Sarri and anticipating a move away for the player.

Lazzari is thought to be among the player targeted by the Nerazzurri in the summer, with the club looking for a replacement for the departed Achraf Hakimi.

Lazzari is thought to have a similar profile to Moroccan, and to be a strong candidate for Simone Inzaghi’s tactical system should the Nerazzurri move for him, having worked with the current Inter boss for two seasons together with the Biancocelesti.

In contrast, it has been suggested that he is not suited to Sarri’s footballing ideas, though the player himself doesn’t think that this is the case.

His words:

“This is my third year, and compared to the first two this is completely different both in terms of physical work and the work on the pitch. With the change of approach there is a lot to work on the defensive line with the four-man line, but we are following the coach’s instructions and working hard.”

“We have to continue like this. I have heard a lot about my new role, but I honestly didn’t listen to anyone, and when I heard of Mr. Sarri’s arrival I was very happy. I wanted to test myself, I can easily take on the new role, I’ve already covered it in the national team and at SPAL.”

The Italian continued, speaking about Sarri’s approach:

“Sarri has his own ideas of football, especially for the defensive line. We are working hard to put his ideas into practice as soon as possible. This week training as a right-back is going very well. I had some difficulties in the first few days, in which it was all new, but with two training sessions a day we are integrating very well and it is also a lot of fun.”

“The first day I arrived in Formello, I spoke to the coach, who asked me what I thought of the new role. I was looking forward to a year with the back four, I wanted to try a new role I had played in the past, but this time, with Sarri’s new ideas. I was happy and very energized.”