Lazio Can Qualify For The UEFA Cup – Sporting Director Igli Tare

Tare has visions of a UEFA Cup place next season, which he believes is still achievable, despite Lazio lying in an awkward spot. In addition, he also has harsh words for goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo...
Lazio sporting director Igli Tare believes the club are on course for a UEFA Cup place and he has demanded a big push for the final end of term sprint.

The Biancocelesti are ninth in Serie A heading into the week 30 clash against Siena in Tuscany. Tare's men are just five points behind sixth placed Roma and the former striker believes his side can outmanoeuvre those teams ahead and finish with a European place.

"I still believe in the UEFA Cup - the though has never left my head," Tare told Il Corriere Dello Sport.

"Sixth place is still possible. There are nine games left and 27 points to play for. I believe in Lazio's strength. We have a group here that was created for the future."

Although Tare seems to have the future all planned out at the club, the same thing cannot be said about want-away goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo. The Argentine is unhappy due to his lack of playing time and he has threatened to walk out on the club altogether. The director has reacted to Carrizo's attitude and is running out of patience with him.

"Many people have asked why Lazio have not been reacting, but it's not like that," added Tare.

"There are rules here and they need to be respected by everyone. People need to be careful what they say about Lazio. Carrizo didn't respect our rules and I think he will be fined.

"The reasons for his exclusions have been technical."

Salvatore Landolina,