Edy Reja won’t rule out a Scudetto push for Lazio. “Milan and Juventus are superior, but if we get our injured players back, we can have our say.”
The Biancocelesti flew into third place with their derby victory and come face-to-face with Bologna on Sunday.
“It was pleasing to see the derby celebrations stretch on through the week, but we know the season is not over yet and Bologna are a big test,” said the Coach.
“This match is fundamentally important so that we can keep believing in our objective, which is to qualify for the Champions League.
“It’s true that we are not that far from the top two, but we’ll have to see how things go with our injuries. Milan and Juventus are superior, but if we get our injured players back, then we can have our say.
“At the same time, we have to be realistic, as in terms of strength in depth we cannot compete with those two. Getting into the Champions League would be very satisfying.
“I am convinced that Napoli and Inter will also fight to the end with us for the positions that count.”
Luciano Zauri returns, but Tommaso Rocchi remains sidelined along with Marius Stankevicius, Stefan Radu, Abdoullay Konko, Cristian Brocchi, Lorik Cana and Senad Lulic.
Also absent are the banned Giuseppe Biava and Lionel Scaloni, so the defence is reshuffled yet again.