Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi spoke about the Biancocelesti’s thrilling 3-1 Champions League win over Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg in an interview with Italian broadcaster Sky Sports Italia after the game.
We had a great game, we faced Zenit that is the top of their league and have spent years in the Champions League.
We were good at making the game look easy, although it wasn’t. We went beyond every expectation, I asked the guys to follow up with a good victory.
The Italian coach spoke about the many Biancocelesti players that the club is missing currently, between Covid-19 and injuries.
Milinkovic-Savic, Escalante, Strakosha and Lulic are still missing, we are recovering players and today we were determined to take full points.
The second and third game of the Champions League we were in an emergency, now we are more complete than last year.
He touched on the squad’s growth over the last four years.
Two years ago, we made the quarterfinals of the Europa League, last year we dropped out badly against Sevilla, this year we are doing great but before celebrating we are still missing that point because Bruges will not give up.
This team in these four years have always wanted to play football well, even today and the Crotone game, we played well.
Finally, Inzaghi spoke about the results on the pitch today and next week’s vital clash against group leaders Borussia Dortmund.
At their stadium we could have performed better, but Dzyuba is good, we prepared to nullify him.
Today we could have scored more goals, we have to analyze the errors even if there are only a few. I thought Dortmund could win, but since I have to play the last game at home I was hoping for another result.
The Biancocelesti’s win against Zenit today puts them second in their group after four games, sitting only one point behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Should Inzaghi’s side match or better Club Brugge’s result against Zenit next week, they would qualify for the next round of the Champions League, their furthest in the competition since the 2000/01 season.
In the league, Lazio are 8th after eight games, sitting two points behind 4th place Juventus, showing how tightly compacted the league table is currently.