Sarri: “The technical gap exists, the Champions League balance is positive”


Maurizio Sarri tried to draw positives from Lazio’s elimination in the Champions League, insisting that their European campaign cannot be criticized. A 3-0 defeat in Germany was enough to see the reining Bundesliga champions through to the next round, while the Biancocelesti will now focus on the league. Speaking in his post-match press conference, Sarri reflected on the match and the missed chances from the first-leg:

“After the second goal, it was a different game. Tonight, the real Bayern showed up, but it was something that could have happened. We managed to stay in the game and even had opportunities to score. The 1-0 wouldn’t have dashed our hopes, but the 2-0 took away our convictions.”

He continued, “There were chances in the first leg. Coming here with a different result could have been a different story, but the technical gap exists. Being more technical, they are also more intense.”

Lastly, Sarri concluded, “The balance remains positive; a team like ours, which closes this campaign with more victories than defeats, cannot be criticized. We are on the edge in the league to return here; let’s see if we can concentrate to climb the standings.”


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