Francesco Acerbi is coming away from the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 return fixture against Bayern Munich with an optimistic mentality.

Lazio did not pick up a win in either fixture of the tie against Bayern. Still, the Biancocelesti put up a fight in the return match.

Acerbi stands pleased (via Cittaceleste) with how Lazio responded to its lowly overall showing in the first leg of the tie.

We had a very good game, with a good approach. We needed a group match. We wanted to give an excellent answer.

Our regret lies above all in the first leg, where we were too tight. Today we were more serene. They are the strongest in Europe. We need to be aware of who we are facing.

We are beginners in the Champions League, we had to be more compact and more humble.

Lazio will now be aiming to return to the Champions League for next season. But to do so, the side will need to finish off the ongoing Serie A campaign in the top four in the final league standings.