Lazio president Claudio Lotito does not like to be taken for a ride - and he wants to prove this with his star striker Goran Pandev, who has expressed his desire to leave the club in recent weeks.
Lotito has in fact threatened the former Inter player that he is ready to make him sit on the bench for the entire upcoming season - and by the looks of it, this is not an empty threat.
"In the end the club can also decide to lose the player and not allow him to play," declared the Biancocelesti's president to Radio Radio.
"If he wants to play tough, then Lazio will do likewise, but for real. They think that they can threaten us with the excuse of the contract expiry, but I will nail you down to the Olimpico stadium's bench for a year!
"The problem is tied to one who was contacted a year ago by another club who are ready to guarantee a commission to his agent."
In total, Pandev has played 159 Serie A matches for the Biancoceslesti, contributing 48 goals for his side during the past five years.
Glenn Debattista, Goal.com