Saturday October 1 2011
Reja: 'A tricky time for Lazio'

Edy Reja admits “this is a tricky time” for Lazio ahead of their difficult trip to Fiorentina.

The Biancocelesti have notched up a series of disappointing results recently, including a 0-0 home draw with Palermo and 2-1 defeat to 10-man Sporting Lisbon.

“It is a bit of a tricky time for us, as we create so much and don't finish off our chances,” said the Coach.

“We have played well, but need to be more clinical. We have the performance and now have to make the results count.

“Fiorentina are in good shape, while we are trying to recuperate some energy after a stressful Thursday night in the Europa League.”

Reja gave a few clues as to his line-up at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

“Stefan Radu will start, though I'm not sure yet whether as a full-back or in central defence. Andre Dias is in doubt, so if he can't make it then there'll be room for Marius Stankevicius.

“Miroslav Klose has tremendous quality, but I don't agree with those who suggest this Lazio is dependent on him.”

Hernanes was perhaps their stand-out player last season, but has struggled so far this term to give his best for Lazio.

“Now he is playing as a trequartista, so has more space and opportunities to go for goal. He just needs to relax and rediscover his confidence.”