LAZIO NEWS

Lucien Favre calls Lazio “a great team” as he prepares to face them with Nice tomorrow night.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito has taken a swipe at Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain. “My loanee did better than him!”
As Napoli remain top of the table, Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 8’s top action over a long weekend.
Massimiliano Allegri assures “the atmosphere is good” at Juventus, but “we have to regain the balance”.
Giorgio Chiellini insists Juventus “have made a good start to the season”, despite the defeat to Lazio.
Nice President Jean-Pierre Rivère believes Italy CT Giampiero Ventura can call Mario Balotelli, insisting “I’ve never seen” bad behaviour from him.
Gianluigi Buffon admits Juventus “have to improve” to avoid disappointing their fans this season.
Verona sporting director Filippo Fusco refuses to discuss the possibility of Martin Caceres joining Lazio - “January is a long way away”.
Simone Inzaghi admits “it will be more difficult for us this year” as Lazio are also competing in the Europa League.
Simone Inzaghi reveals he told Lazio to get Ciro Immobile “straight away” as soon as his name was mentioned.
Sami Khedira says Juventus “are conceding too many goals” but “it’s not a question of the formation”.
Lucas Leiva credits Lazio’s “well-defined style of play” for their excellent start to the Serie A season.
Lazio hero Thomas Strakosha insists “I want to stay here for a long time” after playing down links with Juventus.
Former Juventus and Italy striker Luca Toni has backed Gonzalo Higuain to come good. “He’ll have scored another 30 goals by May…”
The Campania Derby was full of drama, as Salernitana came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 away to Avellino at the 96th minute.
Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha revealed his thoughts ahead of the decisive last-gasp penalty save on Paulo Dybala at the Juventus Stadium.
Lucas Biglia can’t wait to play his first Derby della Madonnina and trusts Milan teammate Andre Silva will “become one of the best strikers in Europe.”
Andrea Barzagli admits Juventus must work out why they took just one point from Atalanta and Lazio. “We want to get back to being a steamroller.”
Lazio did the Double over Juventus after the Italian Super Cup, but no prizes for guessing the Football Italia Man of the Match.
Juventus lost their unbeaten home record after over two years, but how did they fare in the Football Italia player ratings?