Friday August 19 2011
Reja loves hungry Lazio

Lazio boss Edy Reja has praised his side's desire following their 6-0 win over Robotnicki in the Europa League.

The Italian outfit destroyed their Macedonian opponents at the Stadio Olimpico thanks to goals from Hernanes, Stefano Mauri, Tommaso Rocchi, Miroslav Klose and a brace by Djbril Cisse.

"You have to congratulate Lazio for the mentality they showed and for not risking anything at the back," the tactician stated.

"We dominated and, with all due respect to our opponents, we were clearly superior to them," he continued.

"I asked the boys to not relax, to not get caught out on the counter-attack and to win with a big scoreline."

Thursday's victory was a fantastic start to the season for Reja's side, but he's well aware that the campaign will only get tougher.

"We'll await more difficult tests," he continued. "It's essential that we find balance, power and a faith in our ability."

Mauro Zarate was left in the stands for the game which has fuelled speculation that he will be sold before the window closes.

The second leg of the Robotnicki clash will take place next Thursday.

Lazio 6-0 Rabotnicki

Goals: Hernanes 20, Mauri 39, Cisse 51, 65, Rocchi 87, Klose 90

Lazio: Marchetti; Scaloni, Biava, Dias, Radu; Brocchi (Matuzalem 62), Ledesma; Mauri (Lulic 71), Hernanes , Cissè (Rocchi 85); Klose.

Rabotnicki: Dimitrievski; Todorovski, Najdoski, Lazarevski, Petrovic; Muarem (Gligorov 72), Vujcic, D. Velkoski; Micevski (Nastevki 43), Manevski, K. Velkoski.

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