"At the moment games have extra value for us, as we need to get back to picking up points," Tassotti told Milan Channel.
"Every now and then we lose, as we did against Parma. Lazio have exceptional quality, so we must be careful.
"Up until three days ago we were both on the same level, as Lazio were also coming off a draw in Europe. Now the situations have changed. Lazio have quality, but we need points. Sometimes it is an advantage for us to face a side that will try to take the initiative."
Milan won their last game against Udinese 1-0.