Wednesday December 2 2020
Tare: 'Haaland injury is advantage for Lazio'

Lazio director Igli Tare admits Erling Haaland’s Borussia Dortmund injury is ‘a real advantage for us’ in the Champions League.

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“I think Haaland will be the best centre-forward in Europe over the next 10 years, so the fact he’s out is a real advantage for us,” Tare told Sky Sport Italia.

“Emre Can and Thomas Meunier are also important losses, and we want to make the most of this situation to win and take top spot in the group.”

Lazio already beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico and are now one point behind the Germans in this Champions League group.

“If we repeat the performance we had in Rome, then we have a very good chance of winning this evening as well.

“Having said that, Borussia Dortmund have a very interesting tactical system, they are extremely aggressive and I think it’s going to be a fascinating match.”

Tare was asked about the return to base of team manager Angelo Peruzzi, who had been on the verge of leaving Lazio due to a disagreement with President Claudio Lotito.

“The truth is, he never left. It wasn’t even that bad of a discussion, I’ve had much worse with my President over the years, it’s just that in Rome everything gets blown out of proportion.

“Peruzzi is a valued member of our family and we are all very pleased he’s with us.”