Sunday March 9 2014
Reja: 'Fans damaging Lazio'

Edy Reja warns it’s “difficult for Lazio to play in these conditions” after a 1-0 defeat to Atalanta amid a fan protest.

The Stadio Olimpico was practically empty this afternoon, filled only with banners criticising President Claudio Lotito.

The one pictured above was the most telling: ‘It’s him or us.’

“It’s a real shame to see the Olimpico deserted, as we were in the running to reach important places in the League, but it’s difficult to play in these conditions,” the Coach told Rai Sport.

“In the first half we played a little better, but didn’t make the most of our chances. After Antonio Candreva’s red card, it was an uphill struggle.”

Reja was asked how Lazio can resolve this war of words between the ultras and President Lotito.

“We need to get closer to each other and let go of the past. Solutions can be found and this situation is damaging the club.

“It’s a real shame, because we have fought back after a difficult start to the campaign. This was a decisive step for us, but it went badly.”