Saturday August 27 2011
Reja respects Europa rivals

Edy Reja warns those who think Lazio got a good Europa League draw. “I don't agree, but we are ambitious and want to go far.”

The Biancocelesti are in Group D with Sporting Lisbon, FC Zurich and FC Vaslui.

“Some people say we got a good draw, but I don't agree,” said Coach Reja.

“Let us not forget that Sporting Lisbon have a lot of trophies behind them, while we saw what Zurich can do in the Champions League play-offs, as they put Bayern Munich under pressure.

“There isn't much talk of Vaslui, but they signed Martins Adailton, have another three or four top stars and a decent squad. They came third in the Romanian championship, fighting to the end.

“In any case, looking at the other groups and considering the competition, all the sides are at a good level.

“We are ambitious and our objective is to go as far as possible.”

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