Milinkovic-Savic Disappointed After Lazio’s Draw With Galatasaray, “We Wanted to Win”

By Apollo Heyes -

Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic was not happy with the 0-0 draw against Galatasaray last night.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sports Italia (via LazioNews24) after the game, the 26-year-old Serbian midfielder first commented on the match against the Turkish side yesterday.

It didn’t go as we wanted, we wanted to win. They played deep and put up a wall, the ball didn’t want to go in.

We’ll go from second and then we’ll see.

The Lazio midfielder touched on the team’s possible opponents in the Europa League round of 16 playoff.

We’ve seen the teams we can draw, it’s up to us to prepare for them well and try to pass the round.

Finally, Milinkovic-Savic discussed the requests of coach Maurizio Sarri and the team’s growth.

With Sarri we do a lot of ground ball play, in the last few games we have changed a bit, we play less with long balls and I like it more.

The 26-year-old Milinkovic-Savic, who is contracted to Lazio until 2024, has made 22 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 1510 minutes. In that time, he has scored five goals and provided five assists, being a consistently strong performer under Sarri.

Lazio’s draw with Galatasaray last night means that they will need to face a third-placed Champions League team in the Europa League round of 16 playoff, scheduled for February next year.

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