Former Lazio Defender Raffaele Sergio: “What Matters is Having Reached the Round of 16”

Lazio achieved a grand feat recently when it qualified for the UEFA Champions League knockout stage for this season. This will be just the second time in the club’s history that it will be playing in this portion of the competition.

Many former Lazio players have already touched on the grand achievement of the Biancocelesti reaching the Champions League knockout stage. For former Lazio defender Raffaele Sergio, he is also impressed with Lazio’s current run. He spoke about the feat in comments relayed by the Italian-based outlet Cittaceleste.

The qualification gave Lazio security. Having reached the goal was not easy, but what matters is having reached the round of 16. The next challengers will all be difficult. But one thing is certain: the Capitoline have nothing to lose. Anything can happen in games like this. The Lazio players are all with excellent qualities, despite injuries.

Lazio will find out this Monday on who it will face in the Champions League Round of 16. The Italian side will be slated as heavy underdogs regardless of who it will be drawn up against, such as with FC Bayern Munich or Manchester City. But as shown in recent seasons, there is always that one team that makes a surprise deep run, and Lazio sure has what it takes to do just that.

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