Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic noted how strange it will be to face off against Inter coach Simone Inzaghi later today.
Speaking in an interview in the official match programme (via LazioNews24) yesterday, the 26-year-old Serbian midfielder first spoke about his favourite match against the Nerazzurri during his time with the Biancocelesti.
The match, and also the goal, that I remember with most pleasure is Lazio v Inter on February 16, 2020 when we won 2-1.
I remember that we were going through a good moment, we had obtained many consecutive wins.
It will be a bit strange to face Inzaghi because we have worked five years together, but now he will come to Rome as an opponent and so in those 90 minutes we will try to take everything we can.
Then after the match I will give him a hug.
Finally, Milinkovic-Savic discussed the importance of the squad’s response in this evening’s match against Inter.
We’ve prepared for it like all the others, knowing that the Nerazzurri are in a great moment, but we’ll try to redeem ourselves after the away match in Bologna.
The match against Lazio and Inter today is a key moment for Maurizio Sarri’s squad. The 62-year-old Italian coach wants to see a strong reaction after the painful 3-0 loss to Bologna before the international break.
The Roman club’s form has been inconsistent this season, with strong wins against Lokomotiv Moscow and Roma contrasting against lethargic disappointments against Bologna and Galatasaray.