Lazio came into their fixture against Inter Milan, having won seven of their last eight matches. The Biancocelesti were also in fourth place, and with a victory over the Nerazzurri, Simone Inzaghi’s side could’ve cracked the top three after a difficult start to their 2020-21 season. 

However, Lazio didn’t have the form that’s carried them to seven of eight wins. Romelu Lukaku provided Inter Milan with a 2-0 lead before the half. The Belgium international scored two goals: one from a penalty kick and the other that was first called offside but overruled by the video assistant referee (VAR).

The Biancocelesti did cut Inter’s lead in half when Sergej Milinković-Savić’s free-kick bounced off Gonzalo Escalante. Lazio tried to use this momentum to secure the equalizing goal, but Inter Milan quickly struck for their third goal from Lautaro Martínez to put the game out of reach.

After the match, Inzaghi spoke to Sky Sport (via Tuttomercatoweb), where the Italian tactician stated that he has some regrets from the way his squad performed against Inter. 

There is regret; we could have achieved more.

We knew that Inter had the abiity to play the match that they did.

We tried to keep the ball and were positioned well, but when you read that the final score was 3-1, there is definitely regret as it does not reflect our performance.

After the penalty, we had to go ahead and attack but they were good at defending deep. I tried to put more physicality on the pitch, but at 2-1, we didn’t have it in us to score the second goal.

We could have achieved a lot more today…