Lazio captain Senad Lulic was proud to have made his Champions League debut against Bayern Munich last week, despite the disappointing result.
The 35-year-old Bosnian wing back discussed his career, Serie A and the match against Bayern in an interview with Swiss broadcaster SRF (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) yesterday.
First, he spoke about the clash against the Bavarian side last week, which the Biancocelesti lost 4-1.
A special match, but I wasn’t nervous. It was a dream come true, every player dreams of one day playing in the Champions League. I’m very happy to have succeeded even if I had to wait until I was 35!
It’s just a pity that such a historic match was played without our fans, that’s my biggest regret. The memory, despite the result, remains beautiful and will stay with me forever.
The Biancocelesti captain spoke about his career path and journey.
I took my first steps at Chur in the district of Graubünden, then I grew up at Bellinzona and Young Boys. I owe a lot to Petkovic, who trained me first in Switzerland and then at Lazio, and with whom I won the Coppa Italia in 2013.
In general, I have to thank all the coaches I’ve had because each of them has given me something. Obviously, you also need luck because without it you don’t go anywhere. It’s not enough on its own because to reach a certain level you need qualities.
I can say that I’ve always given it my all. Grit and the desire to get there have always pushed me to do something more and have brought me to where I am now. I’m very proud of my path that led me to be the captain of Lazio.
Finally, Lulic discussed the ongoing Serie A season and the title race.
The league is much more balanced than in recent years. Juventus are still the favourites, but they can all have their say.
We too have strengthened and are competitive. It will all be up for discussion and balanced until the end.