Mar 14, 2013 at 8.05pm UK at ​Stadio Olimpico

Tamas Hajnal: 'Early Lazio goals dashed hopes'

Stuttgart's Tamas Hajnal during his side's Bundesliga match against Hertha Berlin on August 26, 2011
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Tamas Hajnal admits that his goal was too little, too late and that the damage was done by Lazio's early goals.

Stuttgart midfielder Tamas Hajnal has admitted that Lazio's two early goals ended any hope for Stuttgart to reach the Europa League quarter-finals.

Hajnal scored his side's only goal in the 3-1 defeat but admitted that his goal mattered little as the damage has already been done.

"There was no more in it for us this evening because we conceded the two goals so early on," he told the club's official website.

"We had high hopes for this one but had to pick ourselves up early on. The goal in the second half didn't really help then – we just need some wins right now."

Stuttgart return to league action on Sunday against Eintracht Frankfurt.

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