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  11/09/2013: Ballardini: "Petkovic like me? He is luckier"
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Davide Ballardini is unimpressed with comparison being made between his spell in charge and Petkovic's current situation:

"Petkovic's situation is like mine? After winning the Supercoppa in Beijing, my squad was inadequate to compete on three fronts; Serie A, Coppa Italia and Europa League. In my time with Lazio, I could never actually count on the players I wanted to have available - this is the difference between my situation and Petkovic's situation. He is luckier than myself as I did not receive any help from the transfer market and had to make do without players that were already there such as Ledesma and Pandev. Truthfully, the blame was mine also."

"Lazio has been one of the most successful teams in recent years and it can also do well this season, being a contender in the cups and finishing around fourth or fifth position."
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