Lazio came away with a much-needed 2-1 away win against Spezia on matchday 10. First-half goals from Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic was all that the Biancocelesti needed to pull away with the win and all three points in the fixture.
Lazio goalkeeper Pepe Reina earned the start for his side and recorded multiple key saves to preserve the win. Overall, Reina was well pleased with his team’s performance on the day. He spoke further about Lazio’s showing in post-game comments, which were relayed by the Italian-based outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi.
Spezia was the best team on the field but this is a result that we needed a lot. The team has put in sacrifice and the right attitude but there are a few things to we need to review. We have to rewatch the match and not repeat the mistakes made.
Lazio is just days removed from its UEFA Champions League group stage fixture against Borussia Dortmund, where Simone Inzaghi’s side drew level in a 1-1 stalemate. For Reina, it was key for Lazio to remain focused on Serie A play as well.
Unconsciously, the thought of the Champions League arrived in this match, but this is what happens with top teams; those who always think about winning.
Lazio now has its focus centred on the final Champions League group stage fixture of the season on Tuesday when it takes on Club Brugge. A win or draw for Lazio will clinch the side a spot in the Champions League Round of 16.