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Lazio coach Inzaghi left stunned by Sampdoria humbling

Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi was left stunned by their 3-0 defeat by Sampdoria.

Lazio were missing several frontliners for the result.

“Seeking an alibi in the absentees would be too easy," shrugged Inzaghi in his press conference.

“It's a bad defeat. You can lose a match, but not like this. Sampdoria dominated us from the first minute to the last. Fortunately, we already have another game coming up on Tuesday, so we can press the reset button straight away.

“We were lacking in determination, in team spirit, and that had never really happened before. Sampdoria put in a great performance, but our attitude facilitated that.

“We must learn from this defeat as a teachable moment, something we have to analyse and understand why it happened. To be honest, I expected a different attitude. We were missing a lot of players, especially on the wings, but we've been in that situation before and didn't respond like this.

“If I'd had the option, I would've changed the entire XI at half-time. I didn't have many other options for the starting line-up, though, so I would make the same decisions again.

“It was a bad slip-up, but we have to get back on track."

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