Lazio is set for a monumental showdown against FC Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16. Bayern Munich is heading into the fixture in top form as manager Hansi Flick has helped carry the momentum from last season into the ongoing campaign where the team finished Champions League group stage play with five wins.

Lazio president Claudio Lotito recognizes the magnitude of importance that the upcoming tie will be for his club. While the club is slated to be heavy underdogs heading into the tie, Lotito hopes that his side will give it a good fight against the reigning Champions League and Bundesliga winners. The Lazio president gave his early thoughts on the upcoming tie in comments relayed by the Italian-based outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi.

We will make a virtue of necessity. I hope the team understands the importance of the moment and the competition and shows all its potential. I hope they use all the energy it has to show that Lazio deserves to be in the international arena.

Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi will surely have a grand tactical challenge in going up against a team many deem as the current top side in the continent.