Following Lazio’s 2-0 victory over Crotone in Matchday 8 of the 2020/21 Serie A, Marco Parolo commented on the match. While the 35-year-old started the game in central midfield, he was taken off at half-time, replaced by Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro.
The team’s performance, from the first to the last minute, was great. We have shown that we have a large and competitive squad that can do well in both Serie A and Champions League. We wanted to win to move up in the standings; on Tuesday we have another goal which is to make important step towards qualifying for the UEFA Champions League’s knockout phase.
The Italian midfielder then expanded on the team’s objectives for the Champions League. Lazio will play Zenit St. Petersburg, at home, on Tuesday evening.
It will be a tough match as those in the Champions League are. We’re playing against a physical team that needs to win. We will start preparing for it tomorrow morning. The plane has brought us luck; we baptized it with a victory.
Parolo joined Lazio in 2014. Since then, he has tallied 249 matches with the Biancocelesti. His current contract at the club expires at the end of June 2021.