After it became clear that Lazio could not have their star player against Zenit St Petesburg, Inzaghi stated that his team is used to this emergency situation
will play on Wednesday in St Petersburg while the Aquile are again decimated by injuries and COVID-19 tests. Many of players being given the all clear by serie A swabs.
“Unfortunately, as withClub Brugge
, we are missing some players,” said the coach in hisChampions League
The COVID-19 situation has taken everyone by surprise, as its seems as if the UEFA tests are different to the Lega Serie A ones, so a player can be positive for the one tournament and not another, even with the same swab test.
“We are somewhat accustomed to emergency situations now. Since the lockdown was lifted, we’ve always had problems of some sort. Many players gave everything to get back into the Champions League and now they can’t play. I hope they’ll be with us soon.
“I am sure the team will put in an excellent performance. We’re up against a strong side, despite the fact they have zero points, but that will just make them even more motivated. We are ready, regardless of the many absentees.
“Zenit are well-organised and have important players in every area of the squad. In defence, Dejan Lovren is someone we all know. Upfront there’s Artem Dzyuba and Sebastian Driussi, a lot of quality.
“I watched both of Zenit’s Champions League games so far. They didn’t deserve to lose against Club Brugge, as they had more possession and more scoring opportunities, so were a little unlucky in the key moments.
“As for Dortmund, it was a little more defensive. They were in the game until the 70
minute, then went behind to a penalty and lost to a strong side like Borussia Dortmund.”