Lazio coach Vladimir Petkovic is confident his job is safe.

Petkovic was asked whether he had received reassurances from President Claudio Lotito after Lazio were linked with numerous tacticians.

"I usually reassure myself. I am strong enough to smile through what is going on around me. Not much of what has been written in the papers is actually true. You journalists realise that too, which is why you keep repeating the same questions four or five times, but you'll always have the same answers.

"We are weak at the moment only on the field and that is where we must react."

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