Tuesday March 1 2011
Dias aims for Champions League

Lazio centre-back Andre Dias hopes to be playing in the Champions League next season.

The 31-year-old Brazilian has been excellent this season, but scored a disastrous own-goal against Cagliari on Sunday, which meant his side lost 1-0.

However, Lazio remain in fourth place and are on course to return to the Champions League for the first time since the 2007-08 season.

"Getting to play in the Champions League is my dream," Dias said. "I realised my first wish, that of playing important football, by coming to Rome. The second is that of playing in this competition.

"I think that there are many possibilities to do it. There are 11 games from here until the end of the season. We can go all the way.

"We can't think about Napoli, Inter or Milan. Our objective must be that of winning our games and after that we'll see," he concluded.

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