Inzaghi: Lazio didn’t deserve to lose

LIMASSOL, CYPRUS - NOVEMBER 28: SS Lazio head coach Simone Inzaghi attend the Photo Test SS Lazio press conference on November 28, 2018 in Limassol, Cyprus. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images)

Simone Inzaghi admits Lazio did not deserve to lose 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League despite going ahead in the game.

Joaquin Correa put Lazio in the driving seat, but the Germans turned it around to become the first side ever to qualify from the Europa League group phase with a perfect record.

“The team did what it had to this evening and we didn’t deserve to lose. I am happy with the spirit and determination shown, so it was certainly not like the defeat to Apollon Limassol,” said the Coach in his Press conference via Football Italia.

“There was no blackout this time after their opening goal. It was a stunning strike from 30 metres out and the second was offside.

ROME, ITALY - MAY 15: SS Lazio head coach Simone Inzaghi celebrates victory after he TIM Cup Final match between Atalanta BC and SS Lazio at Stadio Olimpico on May 15, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images)

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The Lazio manager has been successful this season taking the team to the eighth place in the table and winning the Coppa Italia.

“Our objective is to continue our journey. We know that because we finished second in the group, we’ll have a difficult draw for the Round of 32, but it’s a wonderful competition and all 32 teams will be fired up.

“It was a very tough group, we did well to secure our qualification after just four games. The last two matches were different, inevitably, but we didn’t deserve to lose this evening.”

With the likes of Napoli and Inter Milan dropping to the Europa League, bookmakers fancy the chances of an Italian team to win the competition.


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