Lazio coach Vladimir Petkovic lauded Miroslav Klose for his sportsmanship after the Germany striker confessed to handling the ball into the net during Wednesday night's Serie A clash at Napoli, leading to the referee ruling the goal out.
However, Petkovic was also disappointed his players did not use the early incident as a positive spur for the remainder of the match, which Lazio ended up losing 3-0 as Napoli striker
Klose's 'goal' came in the fourth minute when he deflected in an inswinging corner with his hand from two yards out. Referee
The game was goalless at that point, but Napoli would go on to take the points as Cavani struck in the 19th, 31st and 63rd minutes. The
Petkovic was quoted as telling
Klose's sportsmanship went down well with Napoli captain
Mario Balotelli has insisted he is happy to have put his time in England behind him.