Kyle Walker has underlined the team’s determination to bounce back from the defeat at Arsenal with a positive result against Lazio in the Europa League.
Victory at the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday night will guarantee qualification for the Round of 32 but we face a tough test with Lazio back on song in Serie A after winning the Rome derby and taking a point at Juventus on Saturday.
“We need to bounce back from the result at the weekend and give something back to the fans,” said Kyle. “We’ll go to Lazio, try to get a result and qualify.
“They are a good team and we saw that at White Hart Lane (our first group match in September, a 0-0 draw).
“They are a typical Italian side, good in possession and clever, their movement is very good. We have to go there, play our game and carry out what we’ve been working on in preparation.”
Kyle admitted the derby loss ‘still hurts now’.
“You have ups and downs,” he added. “For instance, I scored the winner against Arsenal last season. It’s football and you have to deal with it. I’m sure we’ll soon get through this difficult patch and be flying again.”