Sunday January 15 2017
Inzaghi: 'Lazio deserved victory'

Simone Inzaghi was pleased with Lazio’s belief after a 2-1 win over Atalanta. “It was a deserved victory against a very good team.”

The Aquile had gone behind on home turf to an Andrea Petagna strike, but Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and a Ciro Immobile penalty turned it around.

“I think it was a deserved victory against a very good team,” the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

“They scored with their first shot on target, it became an uphill struggle, but at the end with all the chances created, I think we earned the points.

“Atalanta are a side who make opponents respect them on the pitch and they punished us for a single error of positioning, but that’s what Serie A is all about.

“I said nothing to the fourth official and thought the sending off was unfair. These things happen and it’s a pity Gian Piero Gasperini was also sent to the stands later on.”

Immobile ended his goal drought last week against Crotone and was on target again this afternoon.

“I urged him to stay calm during the period when he wasn’t scoring, because he had chances and I knew sooner or later the goals would come – as they have done.”

Lazio are now only one point behind Napoli in fourth place – even if Milan have two games in hand – and can really push for Europe.

“Usually this many points have us even higher, but the other teams are doing really well too. I am sure we can do better, but the difficult part of the season starts now.”

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