After a tough stretch of fixtures that resulted in a three-match winless streak, Lazio finally got back into the win column in Matchday 27. The Biancocelesti picked up a 3-2 victory over FC Crotone at the Stadio Olimpico, thanks to goals from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Luis Alberto and Felipe Caicedo.
Gonzalo Escalante played 20 minutes in the win; however, the 27-year-old played a crucial role in his short time on the pitch. Escalante registered an assist on the Felipe Caicedo that would be the game-winner.
I’m delighted with the result; that’s what counts.
I always say that the group is everything; ours is very strong. We are all friends, and we saw that when we rejoiced after Luis Alberto’s goal.
No match in Serie A is easy; now we have to think about the Champions League, knowing that [Bayern Munich] are very strong.
Today, we secured three fundamental points, and we must continue like this. Our opponents on the pitch played well today; Crotone put us in difficulty, however, what matters is that we won.
In Serie A competition, Escalante is primarily coming off the bench; 15 of his 19 appearances have come as a substitute. Furthermore, SofaScore states that the 27-year-old is averaging 33 minutes per game this season with Lazio.
As the Rome-based club has struggled for offense over the last few weeks, perhaps manager Simone Inzaghi could look at Escalante as a starter to see if he can contribute more offensively.