Tue 15 December 2020 | 23:32

Reina: ‘We have to be more determined’

Lazio goalkeeper Pepe Reina believes his side should’ve killed off the game at the early stage of the game after their 1-1 draw with Benevento.

Ciro Immobile

scored the opener at the Stadio Ciro Vigorito, despite dominating the entire first, they conceded

Pasquale Schiattarella

’s strike almost before the half-time whistle.

“We should’ve finished it earlier. They were close to the box when it was 1-0, but didn’t do much. We have to be more determined, more clinical, and kill off the games,” the goalkeeper told DAZN.

“We left it open and could even have lost it at the end, so we have to learn from this and be hungrier in future. We can’t keep doing this.

“An equalizer on the stroke of half-time is annoying, of course, but we had the entire second half to get it back on track and these would’ve been three fundamental points. Now we’ve got a final coming up with Napoli at the Olimpico.

“We are a team who run risks, try to defend high and be pro-active. We need to defend better, but today I felt the problem was at the other end, as we should’ve killed off the game earlier.

“The Champions League is in February, there are so many matches we have to play before that. We’ve got to make sure we get up there in the top slots, otherwise it’ll be too late.”

source: SportMob

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