Edy Reja aimed a sideswipe at Napoli Coach Walter Mazzarri, as “he is not a gentleman,” but tried to focus Lazio on their test with Parma.
The Biancocelesti are still smarting after their 4-3 defeat in Naples last week and Reja hasn't forgiven his opponents for post-match comments.
“I have a different way of dealing with victory. Mazzarri is a great Coach, which is obvious from his results, but in terms of his personality it's safe to say he is not a gentleman.
“We are still in the race for fourth and have no choice but to beat Parma if we want the Champions League.
“We're well aware there are no easy games, especially as Parma are making their debut under a new Coach and are desperate for points in the relegation battle, but the result depends exclusively on us.
“The objective is within reach and all we have to do now is grab it. I'm glad the fans are coming out in force, as it's time to set criticism aside and encourage these lads on the road to the Champions League.”
Francelino Matuzalem, Stefano Mauri and Giuseppe Biava are all suspended, joining the injured Mobido Diakitè and Stefan Radu.
Giuseppe Sculli is the favourite to support Mauro Zarate with Hernanes and Alejandro Gonzalez, although Sergio Floccari could also feature in a 4-3-1-2 system.