Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic discussed tomorrow’s Serie A clash against Lazio when speaking to gathered reporters in a press conference earlier today.

His words were collected by Italian media outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi.

Everyone will play their own game, we won’t change our mentality and neither will they. It will be an open game. Let’s see what happens.

I saw the team doing well during the week, but there is still one last training session and I hope they don’t miss it. Before Benevento Bigon told me ‘we won’t have the wrong attitude after a week like this’, I said ‘in football you never know’ and in fact… It’s all to be discovered.

He touched on the dangers of the Biancocelesti in tomorrow’s game.

In the first leg we lost with more possession in their half, we shot more than them, created more chances than them, we must try to play the same game again.

The way I see it, when you concede four goals from Bayern, maybe some residue can remain. Maybe you can lose some confidence. We need to impose our mentality without giving them courage.

He spoke about two Rossoblu players, Nicolas Dominguez and Mattias Svanberg.

I liked them, midfield is the area where we suffer the least and we have many solutions. Maybe we’ll play them again tomorrow.

The former Lazio player spoke about the usage of VAR in recent weeks.

I said what I had to say, even in the Champions League we saw important mistakes, there were penalties for Juve and Lazio, Freuler’s sending off was questionable, it happens everywhere. The designators are both Italian, maybe they don’t want to be in favour of the Italian teams.

It will be a psychological thing. Everyone can make mistakes at work, it happens to me too. It’s not bad faith. Apart from knowing the rules, it would be useful to have more empathy on the pitch, to have a human relationship and explain things without being untouchable.

Managing a game is not easy, you can make mistakes. For example, I really liked Orsato when he refereed, because he explains things on the pitch. Maybe we need more respect from all sides.

If you look at the English league, it seems as if the referee is not there and the games are more lively, while in Italy the game is too broken up.

Finally, Mihajlovic spoke about how different it may be when fans are allowed back inside the stadiums.

When restaurants reopen people go to eat, if you are used to a certain kind of life and they take it away I think there is pleasure in coming back when it reopens.

I think it could be the same for the stadium, maybe there will be even more people. We will have to see how the players react, at the beginning it could be a shock to find the stadium full.


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