“Yes, it could’ve been a mistake not to sell anyone, but I can say that the idea to refuse €50m (£37.6m) for Felipe Anderson was because we strongly wanted to give consistency to this project.
“The top three is a possibility. Last year we showed that by focusing on clear ideas and a clear project.
“It’s true that turnover counts for a lot, but the conviction to be on the right path also counts, even at times when the results don’t arrive.
“The most important thing is to bring Lazio to that level. The Napoli side of a few years ago is a good example for me.”