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  09/12/2011: Reja: We need to focus to beat Lecce"
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A couple of hours before the team travel to Lecce, coach Edy Reja spoke to the press at Formello after their last training before the match:

"We always do our best to win every match. We have to show personality, quality and the right mentality, like we did last time."

Klose has not fully trained this week, but will travel with to squad to Lecce. Reja is confident that his other players can step up when Klose is not fully fit:

"Yesterday Klose was training again, and I think that he is a lot better now. Even with Klose out, we are well covered in the attacking department. Lecce will be a tough opponent. We can not look at the standings, because Lecce is a great team with many young players. They also have a new coach and will be highly motivated to beat us. Cosmi is experienced and know what he is doing. We hope that we can get another great result on the road."

This season Lazio has been hit hard by injuries, and especially the midfielders have suffered:

"Dias showed yesterday that he is almost fully recovered. For Brocchi it is worse. Next week Matuzalem will train again. I hope to have at least one of them ready for Udinese. Looking forward we hope that we still keep to distance to the teams behind us. Unfortunately the Primavera also have problems with injuries. I talked to Bollini about bringing some younger players but it was difficult. If the quality is there I want to bring our young players. Even just to train with our best players."

(Eivind Ytreland)
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