Wednesday November 6 2013
Petkovic plays down crisis talk

Lazio play Apollon Limassol in the Europa League on Thursday, but Vladimir Petkovic has called for calm after talks of crisis.

The capital club have won just one of their last six League matches, but the Coach has insisted that they have been ‘unlucky’.

“It’s normal to ask for more from your players,” he told a Press conference. “But in some cases, our efforts have not been repaid.

“Against the likes of Fiorentina, Atalanta and Genoa we’ve just hit some bad luck.

“Sometimes we have come unstuck after dominating. Then our mistakes have been punished.

“We have to use these results as a wake-up call. Tomorrow we want to win. I trust that of my players have the same appetite as me.”

The tactician then commented on an injury crisis that has struck the Stadio Olimpico side.

“I do not deny that we can improve. We are all involved in this, and we need to find a solution.

“Bruises or smaller injuries can be avoided. And we have to analyse why we’re getting so many muscular injuries.”

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