Francesco Colonnese who spent four years in Rome, spoke to Radio Incontro about the squad at Edy Reja's disposal:
"Lazio have a very strong attack, but the defense has been weakened from last season. Lichsteiner was not replaced well as Konko is not proven. Radu's natural position is not on the left but he is forced to adapt. Moreover, the midfield is not creative, it is predictible. Klose and Cisse are worldclass, but they need the support of the midfield and defense, the squad does not have the right balance."
In other news FIFA has requested from the Spanish FA to deduct six points from Zaragoza for failing to pay the fee of Matuzalem to Shakhtar Donetsk. Matuzalem had unilaterally ended his contract and went to Zaragoza before his transfer to Lazio.