Lazio made it known that they were not overlooking UC Sampdoria with their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against FC Bayern Munich on the horizon.
The Italian side avoided dropping points against a team that they should and did beat, they picked up a 1-0 victory, with Simone Inzaghi’s side currently sitting in a top-four position in Serie A as a result. Now, Lazio can look at the difficult task ahead.
Le Aquile will welcome FC Bayern Munich, the reigning Champions League winner, to the Stadio Olimpico midweek. The Bavarian club comes in as a favourite, but Lazio does have a puncher’s chance.
We suffered a bit in the second half. It didn’t have to happen but Sampdoria is strong. Some games must be won in condition such as this; the important thing is the three points. We entered the game without thinking about Bayern Munich. Starting tomorrow, we will think about it.
On Tuesday we will arrive motivated. After so many years, we are here, facing Europe’s best. Many players are looking forward to the day of the match and to have an outstanding performance.
Lazio will have the chance to do the unthinkable to eliminate the German giant. They have the players and the manager pull this upset; they need to remain focused and give 110% to do so, however.