Lazio coach Edy Reja has admitted, in fact he hopes his team can get an easier opponent than Atletico Madrid in the round of 32-Eruopa League. Reja admitted Los Rojiblancos not an easy opponent to beat.
"We avoided the English club, but Atletico Madrid is a very strong team, and beating them will be difficult," regrets the allenatore.
Atletico won the Europa League trophy in 2010 and became group winner this season, including devastating Udinese four goals.
Meanwhile, in the group phase Lazio only runner-up status. In addition, at 32-big round they will also act as host on the first leg.
"I believe the Stadio Olimpico will help us. It is a daunting task, but it's always fun to play against big teams," added Reja.