Edy Reja is delighted to have landed the Lazio job.
Reja steps in following the controversial sacking of Vladimir Petkovic.
â€śI do believe Iâ€™m home again, as when I returned I had the feeling Iâ€™d never been gone,â€ť said the Coach in his Press conference.
â€śThe team showed its affection and that too gave me more motivation to do well.
â€śThe performances and results have not been worthy of a squad like Lazio. Our job is to build confidence and give precise reference points to build on. The players seemed a little timid psychologically, like they were holding back.â€ť
It was believed Reja would only be a caretaker, but with Murat Yakin officially signing an extension with Basel, he could remain until June 2015.
â€śI am happy to stay and if there are the right conditions then weâ€™ll continue together. I donâ€™t like talking about contracts, but President Claudio Lotito showed great faith in me. This type of work has to be continued and you canâ€™t just have an experience for six months.
â€śI complimented Petkovic when he arrived, because he had a different philosophy, but after training he realised the team had to play another way. From January onwards something else happened, but it was to a degree a positive year with the Coppa Italia victory.
â€śNow itâ€™s too early to set objectives. We need to find the right system so the players believe in what they do during the week and have precise positions on the field. I know these players.â€ť
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