Lazio coach Rossi proud of players' courage
Coach Delio Rossi hailed his players' character after an undermanned Lazio defeated Dinamo Bucharest 3-1 in Romania to qualify for the Champions League proper.
His side is struggling with an injury crisis and lost Guglielmo Stendardo as well during the first half. Despite trailing 1-0 at the break, Tommaso Rocchi and Goran Pandev netted for a 3-1 win at Dinamo Bucharest on the night, qualifying 4-2 on aggregate.
"We changed a few things, as we weren't moving well off the ball, but the players put a lot of themselves into turning it around. My players have certain characteristics and when there are few options you have to improvise.
"What do I hope for the future of Lazio? Some serenity. There was a lot of tension in the first half with many debutants and this fiery atmosphere, but slowly we melted that shield and I believe over 180 minutes we were better than Dinamo."