Lazio coach Stefano Pioli says he was angry with his side’s performance in the first half against Torino in their 1-1 draw at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday afternoon.
A a late second half penalty by Lucas Biglia won a point for the Biancocelesti after the Granata took the lead in the first half through Andrea Belotti and the hosts also missed a penalty when Ciro Immobile blasted over the bar soon after.
“Unfortunately it’s not the first time we had the wrong approach in the first half,” Pioli told Sky Sport Italia.
“We lost concentration and balance after losing the early goal.
“We lost our shape throughout the first period, fostering their counterattacks.
“We have to start games like we started the second half.
“We could have equalised before we did and went on to win the game.”
The Aquile boss made an unusual move by making two changes to his side before half-time, but the 50-year-old felt the changes were warranted.
“I made the changes to try to improve the team, to shore up the defence and make us more dangerous in attack,” he added.
“We took a risk but it was necessary.”