Former Inter and Francesco Colonnese is hopeful that Lazio fans will be respectful to Inter coach Simone Inzaghi when the Nerazzurri travel to the Stadio Olimpico this evening.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster RadioSei, the 50-year-old gave the view that the current Inter boss does not deserve to be booed or whistled by the Biancocelesti supporters despite having left for Inter in the summer.
The nature of Inzaghi’s departure from Lazio was controversial, with Inter having identified him early in the summer as their preferred replacement for Antonio Conte once the latter departed, and quickly moved for him before he had signed a new deal with Lazio.
Biancocelesti President Claudio Lotito, in particularly, felt aggrieved by the 45-year-old’s decision to depart from Rome to join the Nerazzurri.
However, Colonnese still believes that Inzaghi’s work with his former club deserves to be acknowledged and that the Biancocelesti supporters in the stands should not boo the former coach.
On the possibility of a negative reception for the coach he stated, “no, he wouldn’t deserve it. He chose a different path, only he and Claudio Lotito know the truth about how it went in the summer. Simone loved Lazio very much, as he did the fans. He should be applauded because he won trophies and has done a lot in recent years with the club.”