Tuesday January 22 2013
Petkovic: 'Never stopped believing'

Vladimir Petkovic insists Lazio “deserved” their Coppa Italia semi-final draw against Juventus, “because we never stopped believing.”

The Biancocelesti snatched a late equaliser with Stefano Mauri for their 1-1 result in the first leg, which could prove to be a precious away goal.

“The draw is the right result because we never stopped believing, even when Juventus were pinning us back,” said the Coach.

“We had a few difficulties against a great side like Juventus, but we deserved that equaliser. We created many chances earlier, but were not determined enough.

“I was not satisfied with some of the movements in defence, but it went well. I am very happy with how the team reacted and hope we can play with the same belief in the second leg.”

The decider is at the Stadio Olimpico next Tuesday.

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