After a proper display from Lazio – despite being hampered by injuries – Simone Inzaghi’s side were undeservedly defeated at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in the last minute of extra time. A final score of 2-1, manager Simone Inzaghi – speaking to Sky Sports – provided his thoughts on the match.
This should not be an alibi, even if we lack many important players. We did not deserve to lose, we played a good match. We missed opportunities and sometimes in football, it comes back to haunt you. There is regret in not receiving all three points.
Badelj? He is always improving. He took a while to settle in, as he had arrived to our team without having done any preparation in relation to pre-season. I’m satisfied, his presence in this team will increase, especially because we are currently in an emergency situation.
In the first part of the game Strakosha was very good. However, after going ahead we did not manage to score the second goal because of a good performance from the oppositions goalkeeper. We had to close the match because we played excellent, but we failed to do so.
We had to limit Genoa during their construction phase. We defended well and it was a shame for their first goal as Leiva tried to clear the ball but it hit Sanabria’s knee.
Radu had indigestion within hours of the challenge, he could no longer keep playing twenty minutes from the end. Romulo had no problem,
it was a tactical choice to replace him with Leiva. The mood is not the best, there is regret because the boys had a good mach and we did not deserve to lose, they gave everything by doing what I asked, but it served more malice because when we do not close the match we know that this can happen…