Lazio coach Edy Reja admits he's stunned by their top of the table status.

The Biancocelesti have taken advantage of the fact Napoli-Juventus has been called off to become the new joint leaders with Udinese.

"We have gone beyond our rosiest expectations, but it is nice being up there," smiled the Coach after a 1-0 win over Parma.

"In a strange way, it's almost better to be close to the top rather than being the leaders, as there's less pressure. But this squad is solid and has also improved in defence.

"Between Europe and Serie A we have used up a lot of energy, so the lads did well to get the result."