Ex-Lazio Coach Reja Calls Derby Win vs Roma “The Greatest Satisfaction of My Career”

Albania coach Edy Reja considers his derby win with Lazio over Roma the most satisfying moment of his career.

Speaking in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Lazio Style Radio (via LazioNews24) yesterday, the Albania coach first commented on the Fratelli Tutti event, hosted in Formello in collaboration with the Vatican to promote inclusivity in football.

Today I will wear the special shoes of the coach of the Vatican team, Lotito called me and I accepted the invitation also taking the opportunity to greet old friends because since I left I had not seen anyone again. 

Compared to when I left, the Centro Sportivo has improved exponentially, congratulations to the president.

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The former Lazio coach gave his thoughts on the Biancocelesti’s 2-0 defeat to Juventus on Saturday.

Yesterday I liked Lazio especially in the first half, the first ‘penalty’ complicated the game, taking a different turn. 

Juventus played a strong defensive game, Lazio dominated the ball but failed to be incisive on goal, also due to the absence of Ciro Immobile.

Reja looked ahead to the Roman club’s upcoming games, which include a difficult away match against Lokomotiv Moscow.

In between Juventus and Napoli there is the Moscow match, playing on Thursday is always logistically complicated, I advise Sarri to forget about the Europa League. 

In order to be competitive on both fronts, we need deep rosters, we always play every three days, also considering the commitments of the national teams.

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Finally, Reja highlighted the importance of the derby win he managed against Roma and another memorable moment of his career.

Winning the derby in the 93rd minute with Klose’s goal was the greatest satisfaction of my career as a coach, along with the promotion from the second tier to Serie A at the helm of Napoli.

Winning the derby in this way was an explosion of uncontainable joy.

The Vatican have launched the ‘Fratelli Tutti’ initiative with Lazio in order to promote inclusivity, especially of Roma people, in football.

Star striker Ciro Immobile was also present at the event yesterday, being the referee for the match that took place in Formello.

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