Coach of Ogenyi Onazi at Lazio Vladimir Petkovic has claimed that Joseph Yobo and his team-mates from Fenerbache are a ‘very strong team’ as his side prepare to face the Turkish club in the Europa League quarter final.
Fenerbahce with Yobo was handed a fierce contest against Lazio, that has enjoyed the services of Onazi.
And the Bosnian boss has admitted that his men have been given a tough task.
“Fenerbache are a very strong team,” he told Lazio Style Radio. They are strong and have a good record at home.
“But they are not unbeatable – like a lot of Turkish teams they are not at their best away from home. We’ll prepare for the match as well as we can, but we’ll have to remain calm and cool.”
In the Europa cup round of 16, Super Eagles skipper Yobo was on hand to help Fenerbache get past Viktoria Plzen last Thursday with a 1-1 home draw that proved enough to see them through to the quarter finals of the Europa League competition with a 2-1 aggregate following a first leg victory in Czech Republic last Thursday.
Also, midfielder Onazi played an active role to help his side get past Stuttgart in the round of 16 second leg tie with a 3-1 score line to qualify 5-1 on aggregate despite playing behind closed doors on Thursday 14 March 2013.