Saturday January 19 2013
Petkovic has Lazio doubts

Vladimir Petkovic is without Miroslav Klose for today’s trip to Palermo and admits he has “many doubts” on his Lazio starting XI.

The Biancocelesti are joint second in Serie A with Napoli and visit the struggling Sicilians at 17.00 GMT. Click here for a match preview.

“As always, we go to win,” said the Coach after losing Klose and Abdoullay Konko to injury.

“We must believe from the start against an opponent that will be very motivated and forced to get points. We must go beyond 100 per cent to win this match.

“I have many doubts on my line-up right to the final minute. We are ready to adjust our style of football and I’ll wait to the very end to decide on how we play too.

“Lazio should return to controlling the games the way we know how. In every game we must have the right approach and dominate, even away from home. I want us to be even more proactive.”

Petkovic is not letting go of his Scudetto dream, even though Napoli have had their two-point penalty quashed to go level with Lazio.

“We have two teams in front of us who could decide the title between themselves. We must be ready to continue along our path and hope Juventus and Napoli slip up.

“The Napoli appeal? If the court made this decision, then it means they are not guilty. Those who are guilty must be punished.”

Antonio Candreva is included in the squad despite suffering from flu this week, while Alvaro Gonzalez has also shaken off a knock.

Lazio squad for Palermo: Marchetti, Bizzarri, Carrizo; Biava, Cavanda, Dias, Radu, Scaloni, Zauri, Ciani; Cana, Ledesma, Mauri, Candreva, Lulic, Gonzalez, Brocchi, Hernanes; Floccari, Kozak, Rozzi

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