Thursday November 23 2017
Inzaghi: 'Nani out for a few weeks'

Simone Inzaghi was pleased with Lazio focus in their 1-1 Europa League draw with Vitesse, but warned Luis Nani “will be out for a few weeks.”

The Biancocelesti already knew they were qualified top of the group, so today’s 1-1 result was largely irrelevant, but it proved costly as Nani limped off with a thigh injury.

“Nani felt a problem and that is the only off note of the evening,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“It’s a pity, because he was just starting to get into our systems. The next month will be an intensive fixture list and we hope Nani won’t be out for too long, but he certainly can’t play for a couple of weeks.

“I am happy with the overall performance, as it’s not easy to find the right concentration for a game where everything is already decided. Despite conceding an early goal against Vitesse, a side that won the Dutch Cup, we did well to keep our shape.

“Now we must prepare for Fiorentina this weekend and it’s not easy, as they are a fine team.”

Defender Bastos was in the starting XI after his double error in the Derby della Capitale defeat to Roma.

“I wanted to make sure Bastos got straight back out there, as he had to get over what happened on Sunday. I knew he’d have a good game tonight.”

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