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  01/02/2012: Edy Reja: This team deserves a monument
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The winter transfer window was important for Lazio, but coach Edy Reja had his eyes on this evening’s encounter with Milan. “We are facing the strongest team in the league for me. Udinese and Juventus have intensity, but my opinion is Milan shouldn’t have problems winning the championship. I hope to find my Lazio at 102%, because if we do not give the maximum, without missing anything it will be difficult.” – said Reja quoted by La Repubblica.

Reja stressed out his problems with injured players: “This team should get a monument as we have games every 3 days and I’m forced to play the same men over and over again”. The coach praised the star of the season for Lazio – the German forward Miro Klose. “He works hard for the team and moves well between the lines. Ibra on the other hand a mountain with great skills, he’s a champion who can always find the winning shot”.

The transfer window saw Djibril Cisse moving to England. Despite the news Reja had problems with him the coach said: “I had an extraordinary relationship with him. I’m sorry for him he found it difficult against the strong defenses in Italy. In England he will surely find more space and he can score till the end of the season 10-15 goals. His goal is to play well so he can make it back to the French National team”.

Lazio were very disappointed at this transfer window for not being able to bring their main target – Keisuke Honda. Sporting director Tare commented on that: “We tried and tried and tried, but CSKA said no to all our proposals. We are delighted to have signed Antonio Candreva. The conditions were very good and we had no doubts on the deal. For Inzaghi – we never tried.” – added the Albanian.

So the summary for the transfers for Lazio would shape up like this:

-IN: Emiliano Alfaro – forward – bought
Anotnio Candreva – on loan

-OUT: Ceccarelli - loan till the end of the season (Juve Stabia)
Carrizo – loan with the right of buy (Catania)
Del Nero - loan till the end of the season (Cesena)
Cisse – sold to Queens’ Park Rangers
Stendardo – loan till the end of the season (Atalanta)
Cavanda – loan till the end of the season (Bari)
Sculli – loan with option to buy (Genoa)

(Georgi Angelov)

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