Simone Inzaghi was delighted with his equaliser for Lazio against Lecce yesterday.

Inzaghi was one of several players who were frozen out of the Biancocelesti squad in pre-season and ordered to train separately at the Formello ground.

"I dedicate this goal to my uncle, who died this week, and to myself. It wasn't easy to train hard on my own for two months," he said of the 1-1 draw with Lecce.

"I thought I'd be back in the side earlier, but that's alright. I am happy for me and for the team, because we did not deserve to lose tonight.

"We earned a good point, but now it is already time to focus on the next match, because we strongly wanted the three points today and it didn't happen."