Lazio president Lotito: We are the masters of our own destiny in Champions League race

The outspoken executive has stated that Edy Reja's men have 'nine finals left', but are in control in the battle to finish in the top three of Serie A this season
Speaking ahead of the clash against Parma on Saturday, Lazio president Claudio Lotito has stated that his side are the masters of their own destiny in the race for a Champions League spot.

The Stadio Olimpico outfit are currently in third place in the Italian top flight, and have nine games remaining to achieve qualification for Europe's elite club competition.

Lotito is confident that his side can finish the season well, and is happy that Edy Reja's men currently have a three-point advantage over Napoli in fourth.

"I am convinced that Lazio can play on equal terms with all teams," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Every game has its own story. Lazio, however, are the masters of their own destiny. If the team plays with a spirit of sacrifice and is motivated, we can get great results.

"Nine games left, nine finals. We are in the lead and the match with Parma will be difficult against a team that is in need of points. The team must give 101% to get a result," he continued.

Lotito went on to confirm that any problems with coach Reja from earlier in the season had been sorted out, and that the side would try to add a number of new players in the summer.

"Everything with Reja is okay, we've cleared up any misunderstanding and we are not looking for anyone to take his place. Lazio will buy three or four players in the summer so the project continues," he concluded.