Sunday January 19 2014
Reja: 'That's the Hernanes I know'

Edy Reja said “this is the Hernanes I know” after a last-gasp victory for 10-man Lazio over Udinese.

The Coach is still unbeaten since replacing Vladimir Petkovic on the bench and today his side fought back twice to win 3-2 at the Stadio Friuli.

“It was about time we saw a win away from home, as that hadn’t happened in too long,” Reja told Sky Sport Italia.

“Considering the way the game was going, I didn’t think we’d even get a point today. Hernanes came out with an incredible goal, this is the Prophet I know.

“Hernanes had the right attitude today and was firing up the lads in the locker room. I gave him a hand, he cares about the club colours and wants to be important for this team.

“Aside from a few Friuli counter-attacks, we played well and often dominated possession. We perhaps lacked some balance on the counter.”

Lazio had gone down to 10 men when trailing 2-1 because Eddy Onazi received two yellow cards in quick succession.

“Onazi made a naive mistake, not just for the foul, but also for giving the ball away. He needs to be much more careful. He’s young and inexperienced, but we cannot always end a game with 10 men.”

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