Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic had mixed emotions following his team’s 3-0 win over Lazio earlier today.
Speaking first to Italian broadcaster DAZN (via LazioNews24) after the match, the 52-year-old Serbian coach commented on his emotions after the Rossoblu’s victory against the Biancocelesti.
I’m a Lazio fan, I can’t celebrate, even if I’m at Bologna. We needed this win, but when Lazio suffers, something inside doesn’t let me cheer.
We prepared for it well, this is the demonstration that nothing happens by chance. If we stay focused to the maximum, we can play great matches.
The most important thing is the spirit. Against Lazio we wanted to be more covered.
We were good, on the second goal we had prepared for it with Hysaj and Reina struggling to go to the second post, luckily it went well.
He touched on his desire to see his teams express a more offensive style of football.
I like to be more offensive, last year we showed that, but seeing that Empoli went like that we needed something different.
The attitude does not depend on the opponents, we must focus on ourselves and have confidence in what we can do.
The formation that I adopt will vary depending on the match but the attitude must never change.
The 52-year-old Serbian coach commented on his willingness to trust young players and allow them to develop.
During my career I’ve always launched youngsters, but it’s not that I don’t play them because they’re young, but they must also be good.
If I have an experienced player and a young player who, by playing, can grow and play better than the experienced one, I let the young one play.
He spoke about the performances of Bologna duo Aaron Hickey and Mitchell Dijks.
When you have players who can give you guarantees, both Hickey and Dijks can do well, then it depends on the matches.
Finally, Mihajlovic discussed the pitch conditions of the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara during the match against Lazio.
We like a wet pitch, but then it dried out because today it was very hot, so the ball was a little slow.