The Nerazzurri are the form team in Italy at the moment but the veteran Italian coach is in no doubt that his troops can triumph at San Siro on Sunday night
After a calamitous start to the season, the Nerazzurri are the form team in Italy at the moment, having propelled themselves up to within six points of league leader Juventus with a 1-0 victory over defending champion AC Milan on Sunday night.
However, Lazio remains one place and one point above Inter in the standings on the back of its 2-0 win over Atalanta and Reja is not afraid of the task awaiting his side at San Siro this weekend.
"We will go to Milan to play our game,” he told Lazio Style Radio. “It could not be otherwise. They are a great team but we can go and play well there.”
Reja was whistled by certain sections of the Stadio Olimpico crowd before the win over Atalanta, with the Biancocelesti having suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat away to Siena the weekend before.
However, the veteran Italian coach did not want to make an issue out of the criticism.
"We came from a 4-0 defeat - what were they supposed to do, applaud me? Anyway, I was still in the dressing room and I did not hear them," he explained. "But let's forget about such things and just think positively. The important thing is that the fans are behind the team, just as they have always been."
Reja took charge of Lazio in 2010 and has since turned a relegation-threatened side into Scudetto contenders.