Former Italian goalkeeper Marco Ballotta is signaling out Pepe Reina’s recent form for Lazio.

Reina has completely taken over the starting goalkeeper role for Lazio. The Spanish goalkeeper has gone on to make key starts in Serie A and UEFA Champions League play so far this season.

Reina remains the starting goalkeeper for Lazio, which has now become his job to lose. And as Ballotta noted (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), the veteran Reina has done what is necessary to keep Lazio in games this season.

He deserved it. He got involved and showed his worth.

With his feet, he is superior to Strakosha.

Now, Reina is untouchable. Lazio has had growth also thanks to him.

Reina will now have a major challenge ahead against the reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in the upcoming Champions League Round of 16 first leg fixture. Lazio could use a vintage performance from the Spanish goalkeeper in this fixture.