Lazio Goalkeeper Pepe Reina: “We Weren’t Heroes Before & We’re Not Dead Now”

Lazio goalkeeper Pepe Reina discussed the Biancocelesti’s bitter 3-1 loss to Inter yesterday in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Lazio Style Channel (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) after the game.

It was a strange game. We had possession of the ball, held the pitch, we were good at playing in their half. But these same things also favored them.

They have two strikers who are very dangerous on the break and they made the most of it. Lukaku is a player who gives a lot, he and Lautaro are among the best around.

It was a game they wanted to be like that. We found ourselves in difficulty with these counter-attacks.

The Spanish veteran touched on the penalty given to the Nerazzurri in the first half.

It didn’t look like it on the pitch, but I saw it in a photo and I think it was a penalty. There are things to learn from this defeat. We have to be positive, the team is there.

I give credit to them because they have two strikers who, as I said, make the most of their chances. There’s regret, there’s disappointment.

Tonight, it will be difficult to sleep well, but from tomorrow we turn the page, we go back to work in the best way possible. We weren’t heroes before, now we’re not a dead team.

Finally, Reina looked ahead to the Biancocelesti’s upcoming Champions League clash against Bayern Munich and the Serie A clash with Sampdoria before that.

The most important game is the one against Sampdoria on Saturday. There are three important points up for grabs, there are a few direct clashes between teams that are close to us, that’s the only thought.

We’ll forget about the Champions League for now.

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