Thursday December 1 2011
Reja wants Europa progression

Lazio tactician Edy Reja has demanded a victory in Romania during Thursday’s Europa League clash with FC Vaslui.

The Biancocelesti have stuttered in Group D, but the Coach has made it clear that he wants a place in the knock-out stages of the competition.

“We want to go forward in the Europa League and we’ll therefore do all that we can to win,” he said. “We don’t have any alternatives.

“I want a great performance out there from Lazio. I want 100 per cent from everyone.”

The Italian giants are third in their group, four points behind leaders Sporting and level with Vaslui – a side who collected a 2-2 draw in Rome earlier this season.

“In the home game we complicated our lives a little,” Reja added. “But we know them better now and we have to be clever to exploit their weaknesses.”

With the January transfer window now just a month away, the tactician was unsurprisingly asked whether he expected the club to take advantage of the opportunity.

“We’ll evaluate the transfer market whether we progress in the Europa League or whether we go out,” he added.

“I’ll speak with the club and we’ll make a decision together. If we get the chance to improve the squad then we’ll make a few alterations.”

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