Lazio coach Petkovic admits Juventus deserved win

The 49-year-old says the Bianconeri were good value for their 2-0 victory at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday but bemoaned the two "avoidable" goals the hosts allowed
Lazio head coach Vladimir Petkovic says Juventus deserved their 2-0 victory over his side on Monday night but felt both goals were avoidable.

The Bianconeri edged closer to retaining their Serie A crown after Arturo Vidal's double proved enough to secure all three points at the Stadio Olimpico.

Petkovic, who went into the game boasting a superior head-to-head record against counterpart Antonio Conte this season, cited exhaustion as a possible reason for the defeat but did not detract from the performance of the champions-elect.

"We dominated them in the first few minutes," he told Sky Sport Italia. "After this, we gave Juventus opportunities and they were clinical with the two chances we gave them. I think the two goals were avoidable.

"In the end, kudos to Juventus because they deserved the victory. Surely we have seen the team are a little tired having played five times in a few weeks.

"Today we were without seven players. I hope they can recover as soon as possible for all of them to be available to finish the season strong."

The Biancocelesti's next league test comes against Udinese on Sunday.