Victorious over Borussia Dortmund in the first match of the Champions League version 2020-2021 (3-1), Lazio Rome will experience a special trip to Belgium to challenge Bruges on Wednesday evening (9 p.m.).
Indeed, Simone Inzaghi announced at a press conference that her workforce will be greatly reduced for the meeting. The reason ? the “Covid situation”, according to the Italian technician. “Some players stayed in Rome. Tomorrow we will be sixteen”, he assured.
According to several Italian media, those absent would notably be Ciro Immobile, Luis Alberto or Manuel Lazzari. Basically, Lazio counts the packages of various players for injuries (Strakosha, Radu, Luiz Felipe, Leiva).
An “emergency” that Lazio wanted to avoid
“Tomorrow the club will issue a press release”, said Inzaghi, who was aware of the situation experienced by his workforce. “We are evaluating, some players are finishing the last draws. There are still five games to go. It’s a moment of urgency, which we didn’t want to have, but I’m confident who will be going on the pitch. “
Overall, the Lazio coach said he had great confidence in the players who will be starting the match. “NOTWe weren’t expecting it, we had started very well. We wanted to come here to Bruges but every team has these problems nowadays. I’m sure those who play will give 120% for the Lazio shirt. There will be a very competitive Lazio, who will want to play a good game in Brugge “, explained the coach of the Italian capital club.