Lazio President Claudio Lotito has urged the team to move on from their defeat to Napoli and commended Miroslav Klose's honesty.
The Biancocelesti were thumped 3-0 in Naples on Wednesday, a second consecutive defeat after losing their 100 per cent record at home to Genoa.
“What happened at the San Paolo can happen to anyone,” the patron is quoted as saying by Calcio News 24.
“Results are determined by disparate factors. We lost a game and are now back down to earth. With sacrifice, unity, determination and cynicism we can achieve our goals.”
Someone seemingly lacking in cynicism is Klose, who confessed to scoring with his hand with the score at 0-0.
“He did what the club has always encouraged, and respected the values of sport.”
Vladimir Petkovic's side aim to get back on track when they host Siena on Sunday.
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