Lazio president Claudio Lotito is delighted with the impact of coach Vladimir Petkovic.

Lazio booked their place in the Coppa Italia finale with a dramatic 2-1 win over Juventus in Rome last night.

"I was certain that Petkovic was the right man for the job," Lotito said of the boss who replaced Edy Reja in the summer.

"A good relationship has developed between us, one based on the respect of our roles and our characters.

"He mirrors the philosophy of this squad."