Lazio on the way back, says Reja

Lazio boss Edoardo Reja believes his side’s 2-0 win at Brescia on Sunday has reinvigorated their Champions League aspirations.

With just two wins from their previous seven Serie A games before Sunday’s win, Reja believes his team have turned the corner after lifting themselves over Inter Milan and into third place in the Serie A standings – seven points behind leaders AC Milan.

“We were going through a spell that wasn’t particularly good and we hadn’t won on our travels for a while,” he said.

“Today the team proved it is on its way back and has put the dark period behind us. We won fairly easily, showing great technique combined with hard work and a cool head.”

The manager also hit out at recent critics of his performances as boss, insisting he was sure the side was on the right path.

“The critics are there and will always be there for someone who has to make tough decisions, especially the fans who love this club very much,” he said.

“The team understands what I am doing and proves every day that it is made of serious professionals. I am happy with their reaction to my choices.”