Tuesday October 9 2012
'Lazio are revelation of the season'

President of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) Gianni Petrucci has praised Lazio after their impressive start to the season.

The 67-year-old former leader of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has commended the Biancocelesti after winning five of their first seven League matches this term, describing them as a 'beautiful reality'.

“Lazio are the revelation of Serie A so far,” the Rome-born administrator told ANSA. “They are a real surprise. [President] Claudio Lotito has done well to keep expectations low, but so far they have been a beautiful reality.”

He also went on to comment on the the supposed falling out between Roma Coach Zdenek Zeman and vice-captain Daniele De Rossi, and Gianluigi Buffon's comments that it has had no effect on the national team.

“On that controversy, I will stay in my place and say I agree with both of them. And in any case, this whole issue will have no baring on the national team.”

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