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  22/10/2011: Reja: "Lazio are not dependant on Klose"
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"One player never makes a difference. Klose is doing well in this period, he reflects more than the others but I think overall the team has good quality", said Reja in a press conference. The manager was questioned as without Klose in the team Lazio struggle to score goals. Klose has been decisive in the games against Cesena, Fiorentina and Roma.

"I think the forwards should be more relaxed and play without the pressure to score goals. We just have to bide our time because we create many opportunities where we definately deserve something more. With or without Klose on the field Lazio should be more polished infront of goal. The opportunities are there. Why did I not bring Klose to Zurich? He still had some pain on Wednesday and I preferred to leave him to recover".

Cisse's lack of goals does not bother Reja: "With a little concentration and relaxation the situation is easily reversable. We have all the qualities we need, from Kozak to Rocchi, from Sculli to Cisse, Lazio has goals in it's DNA but at the same time are hampered by too much pressure when you find yourself face to face with the goalkeeper. When Cisse fails to make a performance he is angry with himself. But on the other hand it is not easy to score in the Italian league. If he can find goals he will unblock and find serenity. But I am still very happy because he creates many scoring opportunities, I just hope he gets good fortune to help him".

(Giannino Capaldi)

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