Wednesday October 17 2012
Lotito: 'Lazio respect Milan'

Lazio President Claudio Lotito is not fooled by Milan’s current problems. “We must have belief in ourselves while aware we’re facing a great opponent.”

The Biancocelesti are currently in joint third place, while the Rossoneri flounder in 11th ahead of Saturday evening’s encounter.

“We must have belief in ourselves while aware that we’re facing a great opponent. We’ve got to avoid any dips in concentration,” Lotito told Lazio Style Radio.

“Every match is an individual story and this is going to be a very difficult game. It also comes after the break for international duty, when we had so many players all around the world only returning Thursday, so it is not easy to recover physically and mentally.

“I hope the team can maintain the same approach it had against Pescara – that cohesive spirit, determination, eagerness and cynicism.

“Results are achieved through humility, the spirit of sacrifice, merit and respect for your opponents. We have to ensure this team plays a great game, on a par with previous outings.

“The great thing about Vladimir Petkovic is with him every player is a first choice. Those who might be on the bench or in the stands right now have to ensure they are ready. When their moment comes, they must prove all their worth.”

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