Simone Inzaghi was upset by the ‘completely avoidable’ 3-2 loss against Atalanta, a result that ended Lazio’s nine-month series A unbeaten streak. After 11 minutes, they had taken a 2-0 lead in Bergamo, through Marten de Roon’s own goal and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic rocket but Robin Gosens, Ruslan Malinovsky, and Jose Luis Palomino turned it around.
Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia: “In three and a half months we had a strong start to go up 2-0, and had the opportunity to add a third. It’s disappointing that we’ve allowed the comeback, especially the first and third goals, that could be avoided. Such goals can not be conceded by a team like ours. It’s a very significant match, we’ve lost and there are regrets. I told the team to take the correct approach from the start and I can’t complain about it. If we were to score a third, the match would have gone differently. We’ve already had a few injuries, Luis Alberto has been unable to play for more than 70 minutes, Danilo Cataldi and Tucu Correa have asked to come off. We didn’t have the options on the bench to rotate and take off some of the heat towards the end.”
Lazio is now four-point adrift from Series A Juventus leaders, but there are still plenty of grab points, including a head-to-head point.
He added: “We were unbeaten in 21 rounds, we knew Atalanta was the worst fixture we could get back to face, but we didn’t do enough to get the points. I don’t like losing and the lads don’t do either. I saw that they were indignant. We’ve got to recover our energy, there are games every three days and we’re unhappy in that sense, but there’s nothing we can do about the fixture list.”