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Inzaghi: ‘Lazio could have earned more’

Sun 14 February 2021 | 23:47

Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi expressed his regrets after his side suffered a humiliating 3-1 defeat at the hands of counter-attacking Inter.

The Biancocelesti, who had won six straight games in Serie A, failed to threaten

Samir Handanovic

’s goal despite dominating possession at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

Their only goal came from a free-kick by

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

which was deflected off Gonzalo Escalante.

“There are regrets, because we probably could’ve earned more. We knew Inter could play like this, we had more possession and double their passes, so losing 3-1 there are going to be regrets,” I

nzaghi told Sky Sport Italia

.

“We got too irritated, which is a shame, because penalties like that can happen. Inter did well to defend very deep and we struggled to find spaces.

“Once we did get back into the game, we shouldn’t have allowed the third goal straight away on the counter. The team put in a good performance, but we could’ve had more.”

Inzaghi made some unexpected substitutions at half-time, replacing

Wesley Hoedt

and

Lucas Leiva

with

Marco Parolo

and

Escalante

, then replacing

Ciro Immobile

and

Luis Alberto

too.

“We couldn’t come to San Siro and clam up in defense, that just wasn’t part of our approach. So with Radu injured, we had to make some changes and I went for Hoedt.

“I wanted to keep Lautaro and Lukaku as far away from the box as possible, as that is where they are dangerous. We were winning six in a row, we’d lost at San Siro against Milan in an incredible fashion, so I believed we could take the initiative here and win.

“Unfortunately, we were passing it around well, but couldn’t find any spaces. I made the changes so we could seek the wingers to put crosses in.”


source: SportMob