Wednesday August 17 2011
Reja respects Rabotnicki threat

Lazio boss Edy Reja has warned his side to not underestimate Europa League opponents Rabotnicki.

The capital club will host the Macedonians on Thursday in the first leg of their qualifying encounter.

"They are a side who have already played three League games this season and they are at a more advanced stage than us physically," the tactician noted.

"They have two or three very quick players who have a good eye for goal. We have to face the game with maximum concentration.

"They defend and counter-attack well, but we have characteristics and the potential to put solid sides in difficulty."

The tactician was inevitably asked whether Mauro Zarate would feature given the rumours of his potential sale.

"He's had a fever for a few days," continued the tactician. "I'll talk to him and see what condition he is in, then I'll decide."

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