Sampdoria coach Walter Mazzarri has described the disappointment he feels after losing the Coppa Italia final in a penalty shoot-out.
Lazio edged past the Blucerchiati 6-5 on penalties after the match at Rome's Stadio Olimpico finished level at 1-1 after Giampaolo Pazzini had cancelled out a Mauro Zarate opener in the first half.
"We honoured the match, it was a final worthy of it's name," Mazzarri reacted oo Rai Uno.
Samp took over 20,000 fans to the capital and Mazzarri thanked them for their support and apologised for not getting the lite luck they needed in the lottery of the shoot-out.
"I am sorry we've lost the Coppa Italia... I am sorry for our fans. But this is life, now we have to move on," he concluded.
The Genoa club's Sporting Director Giuseppe Marotta was extremely disappointed with the outcome, but he was still full of praise for the efforts of his players and the manager.
"When you lose in this manner, you cannot help but be extremely bitter," Marotta said. "The lottery of penalties can produce many emotions, and unfortunately in our case, we are left with a very bitter taste in our mouths.
"I must say though that I would like to honour our players and the manager, as they gave their all and were very impressive tonight."
[Lazio lift Coppa] - [Delio Rossi] - [Claudio Lotito] - [Lazio players] - [Walter Mazzarri]
Source: Rai Sport