Simone Inzaghi ‘could not ask for more’ from his decimated Lazio side after they fought to a 1-1 draw against Zenit. ‘They are going beyond all expectations.’

The Biancocelesti are still unbeaten in the Champions League this season, following a victory over Borussia Dortmund with draws away to Club Brugge and Zenit, despite missing many star players.

Simone Inzaghi ‘could not ask for more’ from his decimated Lazio side after they fought to a 1-1 draw against Zenit. ‘They are going beyond all expectations.’

The Biancocelesti are still unbeaten in the Champions League this season, following a victory over Borussia Dortmund with draws away to Club Brugge and Zenit, despite missing many star players.

“It’s so satisfying to have a squad like this and I could not ask for more right now,” Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia.

“In our last two Champions League away games, we had only 13 players. Luiz Felipe had pain in his calf this morning, so could only play five minutes.

“This team is going beyond all expectations and I can only congratulate them. At half-time, I told them that they could give even more, although they were by that stage already scraping the bottom of the barrel for the last drops of energy. I can only praise this squad.”

There was again controversy, as Ciro Immobile, Thomas Strakosha and Lucas Leiva tested positive for COVID-19 in the UEFA swabs, but not the Serie A tests.

“It’s a shame to be in this situation. We are really struggling and I can only imagine how Lazio would’ve played tonight with Immobile, Luis Alberto, Leiva, Stefan Radu, Senad Lulic, Strakosha and Gonzalo Escalante. I can only thank those who sacrifice themselves by playing every two and a half days.

“I am really pleased for Caicedo too, as he deserved his first Champions League goal. He’s always been loved at Lazio because he gives everything when he comes on. He too has been dealing with a shoulder problem for 15 days, so we’ll need to do something during the break for international duty.”

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