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  04/11/2014: Post match interview from Pioli
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Why was the second half so different to the first?
"The first half was almost perfect. I don't think they were more dangerous with 10 men, it was during the first 25 minutes of the second half. We had to handle the ball better, we had to move more. I would not want to come away from this match with more negatives than positives."

Klose has found great motivation
"From the very first day I spoke to him, I saw he was very motivated. Now he is taking advantage of being on the park, he is in good shape."

Also tonight, many reserves played
"It's the merit of the players who always make themselves available. They work knowing that the doors are not closed to anyone."

The difference between now and early on is just results?
"Not only this, we can improve even more. Our journey is just beginning, but in this process we are already at a good level. Our goal is to return to Europe, we have the means to do so. It would have been better to suffer less today."

The marking was soft when conceding goals tonight?
"It was mostly a lack of attention. We had to be closer to our opponents, the marking should be narrower. The defensive line worked well but in the two situations they scored we lacked concentration."

Can you now isolate the team from the environment, to get to Christmas without looking at the table?
"I was more worried when there was an atmosphere of little enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is good, the team can absorb the atmosphere. The successes then grow from daily work, but I know my group, the enthusiasm of the fans can only be good."

Zeman said that Lazio actually play 4-1-4-1
"Numbers are not fixed. Lazio have significant offensive potential. Formations are only on paper, the important thing is to have balance and players attacking depth."

When playing well, Lazio are not strong but very strong. Do you have this opinion?
"There are so many strong opponents, we have to think game by game. The next match against Empoli is difficult, they have collected less points than they deserve. We will then use the break to regain energy."

Author: Giannino Capaldi
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