Sunday February 24 2013
Petkovic: 'Lazio have to win'

Vladimir Petkovic knows the pressure is on Lazio against Pescara on Monday evening. “We have got to win.” Click here for a match preview.

The Biancocelesti are in the race for a Champions League spot and can take advantage of the head-to-head between Milan and Inter today.

“I do not fear Milan or Inter. I respect both, but we can play against anyone. So far, after all, we have achieved something impressive.

“Certain games need to be won. We will forget recent performances and return to being ourselves,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

They are stuttering in Serie A after last week’s 3-0 defeat to relegation battlers Siena.

“We look at the psychological aspect. Every now and then it can happen to any team that things go wrong.

“Stefano Mauri is feeling better and I could make some changes from Thursday’s Europa League tie. Louis Saha? There are other players in front of him in the pecking order, but we’ll see how the game develops.”

Lazio are still in joint third place going into this weekend, but few tip them for the third Champions League spot.

“There are some teams that are always raised up in the media, while others give the sensation that what they’ve done so far has not been given the due consideration.”