Lazio: Inzaghi laments on SPAL wining penalty
Lazio champions league aspiration took a knock after suffering a last-minute defeat from a penalty with head coach Simeone Inzaghi claiming his players told him it wasn’t a penalty”
Lazio fell in the last minute from a plucky SPAL squad after Thiago Cionek was deemed to have fouled from behind on Patric and was booked for simulation but with aid of VAR, the referee changed his mind and awarded SPAL a penalty instead and Andrea Petagna converted the winner.
” We had to be more cynical. We missed an opportunity, but let’s look ahead. Spal played the game we expected, we had to do more in games like these last year. On Sunday we have another opportunity and we must prepare “. Inzaghi told the media.
I didn’t see him again, the players told me it wasn’t a penalty. I felt the pressure on Leiva from the field. There is Var that can stop the game, even if the player says it is not a penalty. These games, if you can’t win them, you have to learn not to lose them. It was not a simple challenge, a mature and important team like us must win.