Former Brescia defender Luigi Cagni discussed Lazio’s painful 4-1 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League Round of 16 first leg yesterday in an interview with Italian media outlet TuttoMercatoWeb earlier today.

The first goal told me a lot. There are mistakes that are now part of modern football. It is ball possession done in front of the defense, but the ball is never passed towards the goal and then the players don’t talk to each other anymore.

The defender has to talk, the goalkeeper. That’s not going anywhere. In general, I can say that we play with a strong technique, but at the European Championship we will meet physical teams. We are fragile, we don’t have physicality. And last night you could see that very well.

He touched on if it was mainly a mental problem for the Biancocelesti last night.

You have to teach the players to take responsibility. Were they not concentrated? Did they feel the game too much? That’s their job, they have to come in hard.

Then you can make mistakes, but I no longer accept that a player makes a mental error.

The defeat should serve to improve. Now we’ll see what happens. It mustn’t become a huge thing, as it always happens with us.


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