By Johnny Edward:
Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has urged his teammates not to relent in their effort after they recorded a 4-0 win away at Parlemo on Monday.
The Nigeria international who played the entire duration of the encounter admitted that the opening stages of the match was difficult but they had to dig deep to earn the result.
Onazi is one o the 24 players invited for next month’s two-legged AFCON qualifier against Sudan away and at home.
“The first half was a bit ‘hard, we had to hold the position to settle down, then in the second half we improved our attacking depth,” Onazi states.
“Today was a very important game for us, we lost points and we have to start to make points, with the next race, we must win to climb positions.”
Meanwhile, Lazio coach Stefano Pioli who breathed a sigh of relief after the victory praised the Nigeria international for role in the game.
“Djordjevic gives us so much depth, we expect many goals from him tonight and he did well all I had to do.
“Onazi can cover all three roles in midfield, we faced an opponent mangy, situations where we risked it because we were badly placed.”