Simone Inzaghi was irritated by the ‘fully avoidable’ 3-2 defeat against Atalanta, a result that ended the unbeaten streak of Lazio’s nine-month series A.
After 11 minutes they had taken a 2-0 lead, with Bergamo prompting Marten de Roon’s own goal and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s rocket.
“We had a strong start to go up 2-0 in three and a half months, and had the opportunity to add a third,” Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia.
With plenty of points still for grabs, including a head-to-head, Lazio is now four-point adrift from Serie A Juventus leaders:
“We were unbeaten in 21 rounds, we knew Atalanta was the worst possible fixture to come back to face, but we were not doing enough to get the points.
“I don’t like losing and the lads are not doing either. I saw that they were indignant. We have to recover our energy, there are games every three days and in that sense we ‘re unhappy but there’s nothing we can do about the fixture list.”
Lazio’s lead of two goals was turned around by Robin Gosens, Ruslan Malinovskyi and Jose Luis Palomino in favour of Atalanta instead:
“It’s disappointing that we have allowed the comeback, especially the first and third goals, which could be completely avoided. A team like ours can’t concede such goals.
“It’s a very important match, we’ve lost so there’s regrets. I asked the team from the beginning to take the right approach and I cannot complain about that. If we were to score a third, that match would have gone differently.
“We’ve had some injuries already, Luis Alberto can’t 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.”