Lazio achieved triumph on Tuesday when it clinched a spot in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage for just the second time in the club’s history. This was a landmark achievement for many of the players on the team considering that not many have had the opportunity to play in the knockout stage of the continent’s most prestigious tournament. But now, this will change next year as Lazio has clinched a spot in the Champions League Round of 16.
For Luiz Felipe, this will be his first time playing in the Champions League knockout stage and it will be a key moment in his career. He spoke in post-game comments relayed by the Italian-based outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi on his general thoughts about advancing to this stage of the competition.
The feeling of having secured this place is one of extreme happiness. Last season, we managed to bring Lazio back to the Champions League and now we have reached the second round, which has not happened in years.
For the Brazilian defender, the job is not finished. He aims to continue to make history with the rest of his Lazio teammates.
To be able to represent the club in this way and help bring the club back to the big tournaments in Europe is fantastic. We are making history, but we want more. We are very confident in the strength of our squad and in these first few games, we have already shown that we are capable of playing on par against our rivals. We will continue to work to get even further.
Felipe and his Lazio side now await the Champions League Round of 16 draw this Monday.