Milinkovic-Savic: “Mourinho in the stands? I was pleased, but I’m a Lazio player “
From Lazio to Serbia, his name is always at the center of attention. In Thursday’s match against Montenegro, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic entered the field in the 79th minute of play, just in time to cheer with his companions for the second goal of the match, scored once again by Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.
In the terraces of Gradski Stadion Podgorica, in the meantime, was an exceptional spectator. Manchester United manager Josè Mourinho was watching the match. His presence, obviously, did not go unnoticed and at the end of the match, to the microphones of local chroniclers, the biancoceleste midfielder declared: “I’m a Lazio player, but it is obvious that I was pleased that a coach of his value and declaration came to see the game. If he has given the impression of disagreeing with the initial formation, it may not be because of me. Maybe he was not here for me, but for someone else.” Mourinho is currently under fire in Manchester as his team has underperformed largely this season. They currently sit in 8th place in the Premier League, with 13 points from 8 matches (record of 4W-1D-3L).
Talking about the match against Montenegro in which Serbia defeated Montenegro by a score of 2-0: “I did not play from the first minute, but it was not a problem for me. I knew that sooner or later I would enter. When I entered the field, I helped the team get the second goal and so we took home the victory. Unlike what you might think, it was absolutely not a simple challenge. I liked our attitude, we got into the game well. The penalty arrived at the right time. Montenegro pressed us for 20-25 minutes, but we were good at managing the result”.