Edy Reja has no intention of underestimating Vaslui or the Europa League. “Lazio want to be competitive in every tournament.”
The Biancocelesti open their group campaign at the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday at 18.00 UK time against the Romanians.
“We must not make the mistake of underestimating Vaslui. They are a team with important elements, especially from the midfield up, who deserve great respect,” said the Coach.
“Our objective is to be competitive in all three tournaments. We built a large squad precisely because of this, taking on more quality and a heavier wage bill.”
Lazio are expected to field a 4-2-3-1 system, as they did in the 2-2 draw with Milan last week.
However, Hernanes and Miroslav Klose are likely to be rested in favour of Alvaro Gonzalez and Tommaso Rocchi.
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