Marco Parolo felt Lazio had the Coppa Italia quarter-final against Fiorentina under control at all times. “We want the Final.”
A Senad Lulic angled drive after just five minutes proved enough to see off Fiorentina and book a place in the semi-final against either Milan or Inter.
“We care about this tournament and the semi-final is important to help the group continue to grow,” midfielder Parolo told Rai Sport.
“We had a great first half performance, while in the second we defended deeper, but they didn’t create many chances other than that Federico Chiesa effort.
“We are in the semi-final and we want to reach the Final for the second year in a row.”
There’s another big test coming up this weekend against Inter in Serie A.
“We will watch the derby tomorrow in the Coppa Italia and then prepare for Inter. In order to grow, this team has to win and play with character.”
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