People’s Artist of Russia, Lokomotiv fan Valery Barinov said that the Russian footballers did not have a clear plan to defeat the Italian Lazio, while the Moscow team held out with dignity until the end of the match.
“But the guys are great! They tried, fought. The goalkeeper is also great, he didn’t pass. A penalty is a penalty, and the third goal was from under a player. He defended with dignity, and indeed everyone fought, but the team did not have a plan of how to beat Lazio ”, – quotes Barinov Sport-Express on November 25.
According to the actor, the Italians’ level of play is higher than that of the Lokomotiv players, where what is happening with the squad is more like an adventure.
“Now you can say whatever you want, but a team of a different level played against Lokomotiv. I don’t like what is happening at Lokomotiv yet. All this smacks of a gamble. People who come to the club don’t need it. I am more and more convinced of this, ”added the actor.
Lokomotiv vs. Lazio meeting. which took place earlier on the same day, ended with a score of 0: 3.
Italian Ciro Immobile converted a penalty twice (56th and 63rd minutes), Pedro scored another goal against the Russians (87).
Lokomotiv have lost their chances of reaching the playoffs of the tournament, with 2 points they are in the last place in Group E of the Europa League, Lazio have 8 points and the second line.