Lazio director Igli Tare admits Erling Haaland injury is ‘a real advantage for us’ in the Champions League.
will face at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday. Both teams have advanced to the knockout phase and this match is crucial to determine the lead of Group F.
Sergej Milinković-Savić, Ciro Immobile and Pepe Reina are back on the pitch for Lazio, but on the other hand, Borussia Dortmund do not have their young star, Erling Haaland.
I think Haaland will be the best centre-forward in Europe over the next 10 years, so the fact he’s out is a real advantage for us,
” Tare told Sky Sport Italia.
“Emre Can and Thomas Meunier are also important losses, and we want to make the most of this situation to win and take top spot in the group
Lazio are still unbeaten in this season of the Champions League and despite the injuries of the players, they are only one point behind Borussia Dortmund.
“If we repeat the performance we had in Rome, then we have a very good chance of winning this evening as well.
“Having said that, Borussia Dortmund have a very interesting tactical system, they are extremely aggressive and I think it’s going to be a fascinating match.”
Tare was asked about the return to base of team manager Angelo Peruzzi, who had been on the verge of leaving Lazio due to a disagreement with President Claudio Lotito.
“The truth is, he never left. It wasn’t even that bad of a discussion, I’ve had much worse with my President over the years, it’s just that in Rome everything gets blown out of proportion.
“Peruzzi is a valued member of our family and we are all very pleased he’s with us.”