Lazio Coach Edy Reja: A Europa League Spot Is Our Objective

Posted by admin on Sunday, 30 January 2011

Edy Reja has once again ruled Lazio out of the title race in Serie A.
Lazio coach Edy Reja has revealed that between now and the end of the season the Aquile will fight for a place in next season's Europa League.

The former Italian champions defeated Fiorentina 2-0 in Rome on Saturday evening and are currently in second place. Mathematically Lazio are very much in the running for the Scudetto, but Reja believes that they are not good enough to last the race for the Italian championship.

“Today we have 40 points, therefore are mathematically safe and anything else that we achieve this season will be a bonus,” Reja told the press.

“We’ll battle for the Europa League, as that is now our objective. If we achieve that, then it will have been a great campaign.”

He continued by praising the side's two-goal hero against Fiorentina, Libor Kozak.

“Kozak had already shown against Roma that he had talent and did so again not just with his goals, but also his work rate," he said. "This lad can see the net and that is down to instinct, plus we’ve worked with him over the last six months to help him improve.”