Monday July 21 2014
Lotito: Shots in the barrel

Claudio Lotito is optimistic for both Lazio’s first pre-season test and their chances in the transfer market.

The Aquile continued pre-season with a 2-0 win over the Indonesia Under-23 side on Sunday evening, amid continued reports over the club’s plans in the market.

Difficulties in dealing with Cagliari have seen Juventus come in as competition to Lazio for Davide Astori, but the Biancocelesti’s patron has words of promise.

“For my part there is the commitment to further improve the squad - and in particular the defensive department - even if for the most part we are largely solid and compact,” Lotito has commented today.

“We have some shots in the barrel, and there is also the will to hit those objectives.

“Yesterday the team, although not complete in light of the absence of many players who were at the World Cup, has shown firmness and a good deal of preparation against Indonesia’s Under-23s.

“It was the first real test at Auronzo and I am happy that it was successfully completed. The road ahead is still long, on both the sporting and psychological aspects, but I am sure that the Coach Pioli will get the most of the boys and prepare for a great season of redemption.”

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