Tonight Immobile will be physically fit to start, but maybe that’s what the goalkeeper and Juventus defenders expect, because he is proving very harmless.
Since the beginning of 2023, Immobile has only scored 3 goals in 10 matches played in Serie A. 3 of Immobile’s goals were scored in 2 matches against weak teams in southern Italy – Lecce and Salernitana. Immobile sat out 3 matches for physical reasons, the rest he was completely silent in the remaining 8 matches. From being an irreplaceable Lazio striker for many years and even at the beginning of this season, Immobile is no longer a priority for coach Maurizio Sarri.
Even coach Sarri has been building a new style of play without relying on Immobile’s ability to score goals. For a long time, the person who occupies the center of Lazio’s position is Pedro Rodriguez or Felipe Anderson, these two players take turns taking on the role of hammock in the penalty area when Immobile is missing. In fact, this change is very useful because it makes the attack more dynamic, creates many eye-catching situations, and also makes Lazio’s offensive ability more elusive for opposing defenders. direction.
After a minor injury, Immobile was back, but had to sit on the bench for the whole 90 minutes when he watched Lazio beat their great rival Roma in the match on March 19. That is the sign of the end of Immobile.
Tonight Immobile will lead his teammates to the field again, with the captain’s armband on his arm. It is an honor for Immobile, but also a professional burden for the whole Lazio team, having to “serve” a striker who is already on the other side of the slope of his career.