Monday December 2 2013
Petkovic: 'Lazio deserved more'

Lazio fans are furious after a 4-2 home defeat to Napoli, but Vladimir Petkovic insists “we deserved more tonight.”

The Biancocelesti have won just one of their last nine Serie A games and dropped down to ninth place, prompting a protest from ultras after the final whistle.

“We are lacking results at the moment, but we deserved more tonight,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“We made four mistakes at the back and Napoli took advantage of all of them with their ruthlessness. I tip my hat to them, because they didn’t let us get away with anything.

“The fan protest? I don’t think anything has broken between the team and the fans. We deserved more tonight and have to be more efficient in proving that on the pitch.

“We played on a par with Napoli, but that was not enough. The confrontation with the fans is necessary, whether positive or negative, because we must all be moving in the same direction.”

Petkovic was asked whether the continuing reports of an offer to take over the Switzerland national team had affected Lazio’s form.

“I don’t want to keep repeating the same answers and this is not the right place to respond. These rumours are part of the game and you have to accept them.”