Lazio captain is disappointed by his team’s draw against Borussia Dortmund.
were unable to secure their qualification to the next round of the Champions League as they were held down to a draw by their German hosts. AfterRaphael Guerreiro
scored the first goal of the game just before half-time, Lazio tried to equalize the game in the second half and they were successful at doing that asCiro Immobile
’s Penalty was enough for the Italian side to escape the defeat. In a post-match interview, Immobile has spoken about the game and his disappointment over the 1-1 result.
“Our first half was not up to our usual standards, but not disastrous. We just gave away the goal on an error playing out from the back,”
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“We did well to react and I particularly liked the last 20 minutes, when we tried to give everything to win the game. We wanted to secure qualification tonight, but it’ll go down to the last match.
“I am happy to have scored, but I think the team deserved more than one point, so a defeat would’ve been truly painful.
“We have the right mentality, of a side that wants to win at all costs.”
Lazio can secure their qualification by getting one point from their last match.
“When I saw the draw, it was more emotional than anything else, as Lazio getting back into the Champions League was a dream we’d been chasing for some time. Now we’re here, we embrace it with passion, which can lead to naïve errors.
“Many of our players were making their debuts in the Champions League, but that commitment and determination allowed us to keep going and paper over the cracks, even when we were missing half the squad due to COVID.
“The group wasn’t that easy, as there are clubs with far more experience than us. We went into every game with excitement, but not fear.”