x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Lazio coach confident of adding to Milan's struggles

Edy Reja is backing his side to build on their victory over Fiorentina at the weekend by upsetting AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico in Serie A tonight.

Edy Reja, the Lazio coach, is backing his side to build on their victory over Fiorentina at the weekend by upsetting AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico tonight. The Romans came from a goal down at the Artemio Franchi Stadium to make it two wins from three games at the start of the Serie A season. "We are working not only on the field, but also from the mental point of view," said Reja. "We are still at the beginning of the season.

"We have the means to embarrass Milan. I hope to see the same Lazio that reacted quickly to going behind in Florence and reversed the result. I want to see the same tenacity." Milan, meanwhile, are looking to bounce back after taking only one point from games against surprise package Cesena and Catania. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho, their new signings, have yet to score in Serie A, but Massimiliano Allegri, the coach, is not concerned.

He said: "I've always been confident that this team could do very well, even before the arrivals of Ibrahimovic and Robinho, and I haven't changed my opinion. We have to improve in defence and it will take some time, we have to be patient." * Associated Press @TV pointer:10.45pm, Aljazeera Sport +3