Lazio president Claudio Lotito has urged fans to be patient after a poor start to the season.

Supporters reacted furiously to their defeat to Genoa on Sunday.

Lotito declared: "Everyone reacts differently. Some will pour on the complaints, reacting ungenerously, others will differently, suffering from psychological influences.

"People of a certain age will also react differently to the unjustified loss, in recognition of the team's efforts.

"After a good first half there was a power failure, but these things can happen. We will pick up the pace, the championship is set to go on for a while.

"Udinese and Cagliari at the top? The championship is long, sometimes the top teams have lost at the beginning."