Lazio’s Stefano Pioli is envisioning placing the Italian club into a European spot that will allow Lazio on competing either on the Champions League or the Europa League for the next season.

In order for Pioli to accomplish this mission, Lazio will need to secure a top 5 spot in Serie A and the possibility of Pioli’s squad achieving their objective is real with Lazio currently positioned in 5th place.

On November 3, Lazio claimed a convincing 4-2 triumph over Cagliari and Stefano Pioli was ecstatic with his clubs’ dominating victory.

Lazio managed to get a much-needed victory against Sassuolo in the Italian Serie A just before the international break. This second successive victory in the league was important for the club after having suffered back-to-back 1-0 defeats in the previous two matches. The club will come back into the league campaign after the international break with a lot of confidence according to manager Stefano Pioli. The former Fiorentina defender assumed the role as the head coach of Lazio in 2014. He replaced Vladimír Petkovic, who was sacked after a string of poor results.

Lazio not only put behind the disappointing opening day defeat against AC Milan but they also got their first win of the season against Cesena during the weekend. The 3-0 victory sees Lazio up and running in Italian Serie A for the season. Speaking after the match, new Lazio manager Stefano Pioli says that the entire team at the club are committed towards improving the results in order to satisfy the fans. Lazio fans are known as one of the most demanding especially due to the intense rivalry with Roma.

Senad Lulic doesn’t believe in too much of talking. He is of the opinion that it’s on the ground where the real competitiveness should be shown. There is no point talking about it prior to the matches.

Italian outfit Lazio have revealed that they will not consider selling striker Miroslav Klose at any price in this transfer window. The German international is set to become hot property in world football, as he could be available for a nominal transfer fee. At 36 years of age, he does not have a long time left in football. However, he showed at the World Cup 2014 that he has not lost none of his predatory instincts. Klose became the record goal scorer at World Cup finals with 16 goals to his name. He went past the 14 goal tally of former Brazilian striker Ronaldo.

Lazio have been linked with a move for former AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri after reportedly being unhappy with their current coach Edoardo Reja. Despite excellent form towards the end of the season, the club once again failed to qualify for the Champions League. This coupled with the irresistible form of their arch rivals has not been good for its manager. Lazio came nowhere near enough the top six positions, which would have given them at least Europa league football. As a result, it is highly speculated that Reja would lose his job before the start of the new campaign.

Lazio failed to make the most out of the match against Hellas Verona after only drawing 3-3 against relegation threatened outfit. This meant that, they are now facing the prospect of missing out on European football. Despite this, manager Edy Reja has stated that he is confident that the club will be able to secure the Europa league spot in the remaining one match of the season. For most of the match it looked like Lazio would suffer a shock defeat, but Stefano Mauri scored a late goal to secure a point for his team.

Lazio manager Edy Reja has expressed his confidence that the club will be able to qualify for the Europa league despite the significant advantage that Inter Milan possess within the last few weeks of the season.

Only the top five teams are capable of qualifying for the European competitions. Inter currently occupy the final fifth place with 55 points on the board. After a change in management in the last few months, Lazio have been picking up form. Reja says that he does not doubt that the club will be able to put up a challenge for the top five in the rest of the season.

Lazio manager Edy Reja says that it is very difficult for him to see the club supporters by boycotting the team and presenting an empty Stadio Olimpico for recently match. The president Claudio Lotito has been the reason for the club’s supporters protesting by not attending to matches.

They reportedly want Lotito to leave the club. However, Reja says that it is very difficult for him and the team to see an empty stadium, which is known for its atmosphere. The club are comfortable in the mid-table, but the success of Roma this campaign has stirred up the rivalry once again.

Lazio put up a superb performance in their last Serie A match against Inter Milan the other day and secured all the three points, but, their manager Edoardo Reja is not completely satisfied by that. He reckons that his boys could have performed better in that match.

Reja has recently been given the charge at Stadio Olimpico and the game against Inter was his first as Lazio boss.

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