Lazio’s U19 side came up a bit short in the Primavera TIM Cup Final as it fell to Fiorentina U19 by a 2-1 final score. Fiorentina U19 managed to score a pair of goals in the first half and held on through until the conclusion of the match.

Damiano Franco played a pivotal role in Lazio U19’s run to the final, which included multiple convincing wins. Franco earned a start in the final and went on to play in the entirety of the match.

As he detailed after the match (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), Franco is much pleased with the way that his team managed to fight until the very end of this tournament.

We had a spectacular run. Getting here was a great goal. We tried our hardest, but mistakes haunted us…

We prepared for this match in one way, and we found them on the field differently; we were a bit impressed.

Now we have to give it our all, even if it’s difficult, and try to save ourselves without a playout. In the case of a playout, we’ll play our best against anyone.

Franco had his way in this edition of the Primavera TIM Cup tournament, which included a key goal against Atalanta U19 early in the competition. Franco now looks ahead to Lazio’s remaining fixtures in league play.