Lazio came close at pulling off a major win over Atalanta in the Coppa Italia quarterfinals. But in the end, defensive miscues gifted Atalanta multiple goals as Lazio crashed out of Italy’s domestic cup tournament.

Lazio midfielder Gonzalo Escalante earned a start in the fixture and played in 62 minutes before being subbed off by manager Simone Inzaghi. The Argentine talent completed 29 passes, won three tackles and logged two interceptions.

In the big picture, Escalante notes that the Biancocelesti will have an opportunity to avenge this loss against Atalanta in their upcoming Serie A encounter.

Escalante spoke in post-match comments relayed by the Italian-based outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi on his ambition to once again face off against this same Atalanta side.

We immediately have the opportunity to redeem ourselves.

We know that with Atalanta, they are all difficult matches. We had prepared them, and we are still proud of what we did.

We know how they play and we have 4 days to prepare it as best as possible. We are already thinking about Sunday. We must give continuity to our results in the championship.

A win for Lazio against Atalanta in their upcoming league fixture could once again push the side further up the Serie A table.