Saturday April 30 2011
Reja: 'Lazio-Juve worth the season'

Edy Reja feels Lazio's clash with Juventus “is worth the entire season” in the race for a Champions League spot.

The two teams go head-to-head on Monday, as the Biancocelesti are only one point clear of Udinese in fourth place.

“This is the most important match of the campaign. This game is worth the entire season, as against Juve we are gambling with our Champions League destiny,” said the Coach.

“We have to win all the remaining games, but clearly the one with the Bianconeri is going to be decisive.”

Lazio have problems for this fixture, as Stefano Mauri's two-match ban was confirmed on appeal, while Giuseppe Sculli is injured.

“It's a shame, as losing Sculli complicates my tactical plans. This time I'll be forced into making certain decisions,” noted Reja.

“Facing Juventus always gives great motivation and I hope to see the best Lazio. We must give 110 per cent and cannot afford any mistakes.

“I'm happy to see this enthusiasm in the fans and that can be decisive too. We hope to give them this dream of the Champions League.”

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