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  29/10/2011: Interview with Igli Tare
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Ahead of Lazio's trip to Sardinia to face Cagliari Lazio's director of football Igli Tare spoke to TuttoMercatoWeb.

Tare, where will Lazio finish?
"We know we have a good squad and good staff and we will try to better then we did last season. That is our goal."

What about tomorrow opponent Cagliari?
"Cagliari plays good football, and has a solid group of players that has played together for many years. For me it is not surprising that they are doing well. It will be a difficult match because they play good football, but we hope to travel home with a good result."

Who from the Sardinians would you bring with you to Rome?
"It is a great team, and the coach can always bring 11 strong players on the field. The one I have the most respect for is Conti, a key player for them."

This will be a special match for Marchetti.
"I am very happy for Federico. When he arrived in Rome he had not played for a long time, but now he has settled and has proved himself to be an important weapon for us. He is a serious and professional lad and will be important for the national team aswell."

Do you have something to add about Cagliari?
"No, I have spoken enough of everyone and everything."

Cagliari has changed their coach, despite some talk Lazio has not.
"For the Societa there has never been any talking about letting him go. He is a serious person, and his work has been fundamental. Having a new group, with seven new players it was natural it would take some time for the team to settle."

Why so many changes?
"I can not talk so much about this, but there is a good reason behind all changes. We did want to give the coach the best possible players to work with."

Can you see yourself in your former teammate Klose?
"No, he has different characteristics. He is a great player of international standard, we knew he would be a major hit. I see more of myself in Kozak, who have my characteristics."

Will Kozak play a big part of Lazio's future?
"We believe so. He can still grow."

Are Inter going to use their option on Mauro Zarate?
"I think that Zarate is an important player. Unfortunately, in Rome there was no longer a way for him to develop. So the choice was the best for all parts. I hope he can find serenity. If Inter decides to use their option to purchase him I will be happy for him."

(Eivind Ytreland)
 
 
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