Edy Reja admits that Lazio have dipped of late, but still feels they can be protagonists in the second half of the season.
The Aquile started the campaign strongly and went into the Christmas break on the podium in Serie A.
However, three defeats in their last four games in all competitions has brought about a reality check.
"We are not doing well," Reja said. "But a period of mental and physical difficulty can happen over the course of a season.
"We must improve. We are looking each other in the eyes in an effort to get out of this situation.
"We must get the compactness back because I don't have phenomenal players available to me, only good players.
"The entire group must respond to the mister's demands in order to get results."