For Lazio, it was a tough week in the UEFA Champions League as the Biancocelesti fell 4-1 in the first leg of the Round of 16 against FC Bayern Munich. It was a growing experience for the Italian side on what level they must reach to compete in the knockout stages against Europe’s best clubs. 

As Simone Inzaghi’s side looks to turn the page, they have an opportunity to get back to their winning ways against Bologna FC 1909. Before the fixture, Igli Tare, Lazio’s sporting director, spoke to Sky Sports (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), where he discussed the squad’s mentality ahead of the Serie A clash against the Rossoblu.

We are aware that our daily bread is Serie A. Management talked to the team after the match; our goal remains a top-four spot this season. We must try to win today against Bologna to cancel the defeat against Bayern that taught us so much.

Heading into this weekend’s fixtures, Lazio sits outside the top-four, one point away from fourth place AS Roma. Regardless of what happens with the tie against Bayern Munich, they can’t let those results affect their league play. 

The Biancocelesti want to continue regularly featuring in Europe’s highest competition, so the club needs to proceed with its league form to clinch a spot in next seasons’ Champions League.