Saturday October 22 2011
Reja: 'Lazio not Klose-dependent'

Edy Reja is still beaming from Lazio's derby victory, but denies his team is dependent on Miroslav Klose ahead of facing Bologna.

The Coach had never beaten Roma in his entire career, losing all of his previous derby meetings, so the heart-stopping 2-1 win was an amazing moment.

“It's obvious that winning a game like this fires you up, but now we have to turn the page,” said Reja.

“There is a whole season ahead of us and we hope to achieve prestigious results. My rapport with the fans? Something could change after Sunday. I hope to enter their hearts by giving Lazio an important gift at the end of the season.”

Klose has been an inspires summer signing for the Biancocelesti, though some worry he could be a little too crucial.

“It's not right to say we are dependent on a player. Let's say that at this moment Miro is more fortunate when it comes to getting the ball in the net.

“Djibril Cissè puts in the effort and is angry at himself for not being able to score. I am convinced he'll find the goal again very soon. We create so much and perhaps lack a bit of sharpness in front of goal.

“Just look at our Europa League games, where we only have two points from three matches, but created about 30 scoring opportunities. We're on the right path and the goals will come eventually.”

Cristian Brocchi and Alvaro Gonzalez are on the treatment table, so Giuseppe Sculli or Senad Lulic could be pushed up into midfield against Bologna tomorrow.