Lazio midfielder Stefano Mauri is delighted with their progress this season.

But he feels Lazio are being ignored by the media.

"It's not easy to get three points away from home in a difficult arena to overtake Inter into second place," wrote Mauri on his official website after the 1-0 win at Sampdoria.

"A great Lazio performance. Do you think they might start talking about us now? Maybe...

"Wishing you all a Merry Christmas from the heart, we'll see each other again in 2013."