Lazio coach praises Reja

Rossi said: “Edy Reja has led the side from Serie C to Europe. Perhaps he doesn’t have the same charisma or media appeal as some other Coaches, but the results speak for him.

“I admire Christian Maggio in their squad, as I have always respected him, but also Ezequiel Lavezzi and Marek Hamsik. They are a great team.”

Lazio will face Napoli in the Serie A today and Rossi expects fireworks.

“It will be a top of the table battle. We are facing a side that is doing very well, has great quality and wants to play good football at all times,” said the Biancocelesti boss.

“They have invested well and did not just buy players to impress the fans. I don’t think they are the surprise outfit of this season, as I give that title to Udinese and Catania.”