Sunday November 6 2011
Reja: 'Lazio beyond expectations'

Edy Reja is enjoying the view from the top of the table, as Lazio “have gone beyond our rosiest expectations.”

The Biancocelesti have taken advantage of the fact Napoli-Juventus has been called off to become the new joint leaders with Udinese.

“We have gone beyond our rosiest expectations, but it is nice being up there,” smiled the Coach after a 1-0 win over Parma.

“In a strange way, it’s almost better to be close to the top rather than being the leaders, as there’s less pressure. But this squad is solid and has also improved in defence.

“Between Europe and Serie A we have used up a lot of energy, so the lads did well to get the result.”

Lazio played in the Europa League on Thursday, beating FC Zurich to keep themselves in contention.

“European commitments are taking a lot out of us, so when we play on a Thursday the Serie A game really ought to be on a Monday.

“We have had five injuries over the last 15 days, so winning these tough matches is a good sign.”

Djibril Cisse’s goal drought drags on and he made numerous errors today.

“At times he feels a little insecure and it’s not helpful. Many times he has the ball and tries to do something extra rather than keep his cool.”

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