Sunday February 20 2011
Reja: 'Too early for Champions race'

Edy Reja thinks “it's too early” to say Lazio are breaking away in the race for a Champions League spot.

“It would be nice, but there are still too many games to go,” said the Coach after a 1-0 win over Bari.

As Udinese were held to a 0-0 draw, while Roma, Juventus and Palermo lost this weekend, the Biancocelesti are four points clear.

“We will enjoy this positive moment. Now the team has got back on track after a period of difficulty.”

Hernanes scored the decisive goal, although he could have scored a hat-trick were it not for the heroics of Bari goalkeeper Jean-Francois Gillet.

“He is crucial for us and it is very important to get him back 100 per cent fit, quite aside from today's goal.

“Hernanes is not just a great midfielder, but also an excellent goal-scorer.”

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