Monday February 22 2021
Inzaghi: ‘Bayern almost unplayable, but…’

Simone Inzaghi claims Bayern Munich are almost unplayable, but insists Lazio want to remain in the race in every possible way.

The Biancocelesti host Bayern at the Stadio Olimpico in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 stage tomorrow.

"It’s beautiful, it’s the culmination of five years of work together with a wonderful group,” Inzaghi said at a press conference.

“We’ll try to play the game with the right carefree attitude and the usual humility,” the coach added.

“Bayern just became World Champion, they picked up a draw and a defeat in their last two games, but after five straight wins.

"For a long time we knew we had to live a similar night. We’ve been thinking about it since yesterday. This game is the icing on the cake for the job we’ve done and I’m working on the strengths of Lazio rather than on Bayern’s weaknesses.

“We will try to do the best we have always done.

"We want to remain in race in all ways. We know they are almost unplayable, but it happened to do well in the past, despite not being the favourites.

“We are mature, we have played many finals and the quarter finals of Europa League last season.”

Former Lazio striker Miroslav Klose will return to the Stadio Olimpico as Hans Flick’s assistant.

"I’m glad to see him again, he helped me so much in the first games as a coach,” Inzaghi said.

“I was told very well of him as a coach, but I think we can handle matches like tomorrow night in the best possible way.”

The meeting between Ciro Immobile and Robert Lewandowski is one of the biggest talking point ahead of the match.

“They are two great strikers. Immobile has won the Golden Boot and that’s something that makes us proud. Lewandowski would have won the Ballon d’Or…”