Marseille coach Rudi Garcia described his side’s defeat to Lazio as ‘cruel and undeserved’ as they crashed out of the Europa League. The French side were in desperate need of all three points at the Stadio Olimpico but slipped to a 2-1 defeat, meaning they have just one point from their four games.
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That means last season’s finalists are out of the competition and Garcia was far from impressed with the result, despite being happy with the performance.
“We played very well this evening and were up to the task,” Garcia told Sky Sport Italia. “It’s incredible how Lazio went into the break 1-0 up, totally undeserved. Lately we just aren’t very fortunate, as we concede chaotic goals. “We were unable to score when we had the chance. I admit in the first game with Lazio, we simply weren’t up to the task, but tonight the lads gave their all.
“It was a cruel and undeserved defeat. The problem is that we conceded right on the stroke of half-time with Lazio’s first chance. We conceded on a ball that floated down from the sky like a snowflake. “I compliment [Lazio goalkeeper Thomas] Strakosha for preventing us from scoring more goals.
The truth is we weren’t eliminated today, as if we’d played like this in the previous games, we would still be in it. Now our objective is to qualify for the Champions League.”