Lazio had many factors going against them as the Biancocelesti tried to secure three points in northern Italy against Hellas Verona FC.
First, the squad was traveling without their manager as Simone Inzaghi tested positive for the coronavirus. Secondly, the weather elements also weren’t on their side, as it rained throughout the 90 minutes, resulting in a sloppy fixture with very little chances.
For the majority of the match, both squads had difficulty finding the net as various shots went off target. As it seemed as though the match was heading towards a draw, Lazio would pull a win in stoppage time. Stefan Radu would place a cross into the box, resulting in a Sergej Milinković-Savić header that found the back of the net.
From the final hug after my goal, everyone could witness how difficult this match was. [Hellas Verona] is a team that runs a lot; they play one-on-one: facing them is very tiring. This victory helps us move forward because we want to push for a top four spot; we will try to win our remaining games to do so.
Physically we are fine; we are training well. We play once a week, and we have more time to work and show what we have tried in the match.
My future? I have a long contract; I don’t think about the future. I am only thinking about getting back into the top four to return to the Champions League with Lazio.