Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic highlighted how much fun the squad had in the 3-1 win over Empoli yesterday.
Speaking to various Italian media outlets (via LazioNews24) last night, the 26-year-old Serbian midfielder first discussed the game with Lazio Style Radio.
I didn’t expect this test, but after the first goal we responded immediately and it gave us a hand for the rest of the match.
We’re all happy to have won and we want to prepare for the next game in the best possible way.
It was a tough game, we ran a lot to get the ball, we responded well and finished the first half with a 3-1 lead. In the second half we were all free with our heads.
He touched on the importance of the fans.
When they are at the stadium they give a hand, a push.
I hope to see a full house next time we play at home, even if it’s 50%.
The Serbian midfielder commented on the return of Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson.
I missed Felipetto, let’s hope he’ll give us lots more pleasure.
Milinkovic-Savic touched on the team’s work with set pieces.
We try a lot of them, we work a lot on the ones that give us an extra hand.
I thank Marco for the nice words, he helped me a lot when I arrived, I was a child and he was already there.
I was trying to improve from them, they were the oldest.
The 26-year-old spoke about coach Maurizio Sarri’s requests in the half spaces.
There is a bit of a difference, we run more, but we also have more of a ball on the ground. The coach asks a lot to play more inside the pitch.
Milinkovic-Savic then discussed the game with DAZN.
I play with the sole, also because of memories as a child playing futsal. This year we’re playing a lot of ground ball so we’re having fun.
We’ve started to do what the coach is asking us to do.
Luis Alberto arrived after a few days in Auronzo and we talked, Correa is still here.
Everyone makes their own choice, when I have something to say I do it.
He was positive about the arrival of Spanish winger Pedro.
I am happy that he is with us now. He really is an amazing player.
Finally, Milinkovic-Savic discussed the tactical changes with Sarri compared to Simone Inzaghi in the past in an interview with Sky Sports Italia.
Compared to what I did with Inzaghi, coach Sarri is asking me to come and get the ball more at the back.
Our aim this season is to qualify for the Champions League.