Sunday December 9 2012
Petkovic: 'Lazio dark horses'

Vladimir Petkovic is happy to keep Lazio as dark horses, but has a Miroslav Klose doubt for tomorrow night’s trip to Bologna.

The Biancocelesti are a surprise package of the campaign so far and won their Europa League group ahead of Tottenham this week.

“We are not seen as one of the anti-Juventus candidates? Perhaps it is better that way,” smiled the Coach.

“We can focus instead on proving it with facts rather than words. There are another 19 clubs in the League and we must try to stay in front of as many as possible.

“Our fitness levels are getting back to their best and we are certainly a competitive side. As for our tactics, the important thing is the attitude.”

They visit Bologna’s Stadio Dall’Ara on Monday, kick-off at 20.00 GMT, and could see Klose make his comeback from injury.

“Bologna are very strong on home turf and give their best in front of their fans, but we must have belief in ourselves to win. We can confirm our current form.

“We’ll see how Klose does in training today, then I will decide tomorrow morning who actually starts. The same goes for Federico Marchetti, as he has to tell us if he feels 100 per cent.”

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