Tuesday October 25 2011
Reja outlines Lazio ambitions

Edy Reja laughs off Scudetto talk, even if Lazio go top of the table tomorrow. “We hope to reach the Champions League.”

The Biancocelesti leapt into second place on Sunday and, as leaders Udinese travel to Napoli on Wednesday night, could find themselves top if they beat Catania.

“It is certainly a test of our maturity,” conceded Reja. “When you look like an important side and notch up the results we've achieved, consistency is crucial. Even in difficulties, when chopping and changing due to injury, the team was still exceptional.

“The results have not always been comforting, especially in the Europa League, but in terms of performance and chances created, we have done very well so far.

“The Scudetto? My hope is that we can reach the Champions League. The President spent a lot of money to bring in quality players, then we'll have to see where we are at the end of the season.

“I can't say where we could end up, but I'd like this team to surprise everyone.”

Lazio welcome Catania to the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday at 19.45 UK time.

“I have a few problems picking my line-up for Catania, more due to tactics and characteristics than individuals. I need a determined Lazio that will be in good shape physically.”

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