Lazio head coach Simone Inzaghi has said that his team controlled the game against Sassuolo and were unfortunate not to come up with the maximum points on the day. The Serie A side dominated the proceedings for most of the encounter but they were eventually left scrambling for the stalemate after Senad Lulic’s dramatic 95th minute leveller for them.
Speaking after the game, Inzaghi felt that his side deserved the maximum points from the league meeting and must remain positive despite the high-scoring draw, he told Sky Sport: “My players really did well today that's for sure. Sassuolo? They didn't create much and we didn't give them much yet we only got one point on the night. Goals against? We will have to review this that's for sure. We controlled the game from start to finish and we deserved all three points. We have to stay positive since we are close to the 4th place and we do have a game in hand.”
“Lazio had seven shots on target during the encounter but they managed to find the scoresheet on only two occasions“. Comparing to that, Sassuolo were highly efficient in the frontline and they managed to find the net with both attempts on target. Despite the result, Lazio remain within three points off the top four with a game in hand, but they may need to better the head-to-head record against the likes of AC Milan and Atalanta during the forthcoming weeks to enhance the “prospects of securing Champions“ League football next term.
Inzaghi’s side return to league action next weekend where they are scheduled to face AC Milan on the road and the game offers them with another chance to beat a top-four rival. The Rossoneri were one of the most in-form teams until February, but their form has since dropped off with three defeats and just one draw from the previous four matches.