Vladimir Petkovic has claimed that Lazio have the quality to challenge Juventus and Napoli for the Serie A title ahead of this weekend's match against the Partenopei.
The Stadio Olimpico outfit currently sit third in the league table, trailing the Bianconeri by nine points, but their coach is adamant that the title is not out of the capital club's reach just yet.
"Everybody sees Napoli as Juventus' main rivals in the title race, but we want to show that we are more than just the third-placed team in the table," Petkovic said at a press conference.
"A lot of people say that Juventus and Napoli are the only Scudetto candidates, but Lazio are in the race for the title as well.
"Napoli are a strong team, but we do not fear them."
Saturday's match against Walter Mazzarri's men kicks off at 20:45CET.
European champions Toulon gained only their second away win of the season in edging Exeter 14-9 in a scrappy encounter in the European Cup on Saturday. The match, like all the others, were all preceded by a minute's silence for former South African president Nelson Mandela who died on Thursday. The French side -- whose form has been patchy at best this season -- will be relieved that they got away with former England great Jonny Wilkinson having a rare off-day, missing four kicks though he …