Stefano De Martino has said that Lazio are a model for other Serie A clubs to follow after the Aquile defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in their opening fixture in the 2020/21 Champions League.
The Biancocelesti communications director praised the club’s ability to exceed expectations as well as sporting director Igli Tare to build a competitive squad with a limited budget.
“We are a model for many other Serie A teams,” De Martino told the Lazio Style Channel.
“After Juve, the one who has won the most in Italy is Lazio with a turnover five and a half times lower than that of the Bianconeri.
“This data would be enough to understand how much work has been done. Over the years we have also improved a lot as a squad.
“Tare’s work must also be recognized, his expertise is impressive and his hand is seen in the growth of the team.
“We have become an international reality, from all points of view. I receive more calls from abroad than from Italy. There is a lot of respect from our European colleagues.”