Edy Reja said Inter’s goalkeeper was “man of the match,” but admits Lazio’s Europa League dreams are over.
The Biancocelesti needed a victory at San Siro and took an early lead through Giuseppe Biava, but were beaten 4-1.
“It was a good performance with many scoring opportunities, it’s just that we didn’t make the most of them,” Coach Reja told Sky Sport Italia.
“We also conceded too many, as we didn’t close off the corridors we knew that they would try to go down.
“In the second half Samir Handanovic was Man of the Match, as he made four or five decisive saves. Clearly Inter were waiting for us to come forward and then go on the counter-attack.
“Now we have abandoned these dreams of the Europa League, but considering the circumstances we were in this season and this evening it was a tough one.
“Inter wanted to win at all costs tonight and I wanted more fight from my men.”