Immobile: ‘Lazio Will Miss Mihajlovic, Really Painful Loss’

Lazio captain Ciro Immobile was upset to hear of the death of Sinisa Mihajlovic, who passed away at the age of 53.

The former defender was diagnosed with an acute form of leukaemia in July 2019 and underwent three rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant in an effort to recover from the illness. Bologna retained Mihajlovic despite his diagnosis and he spent three years in charge of the club before his dismissal in September of this year.

Speaking to Lazio Style Channel (via LazioNews24), Immobile discussed Mihajlovic’s death and what he meant to the Biancocelesti.

Mihajlovic’s death touches us, on a human level he was one of the people I talked to the most. Lately we have been talking often in the clinic, my family and I are very close to his.

This is a really painful loss, he made everyone love him and we will definitely miss him. His is a beautiful and humble family, great guys.

It is not just words, they are an example. Even when we played Bologna we walked to the bus together, talking about his house in the mountains which my wife wanted to copy.

Lately I saw him in too much pain.

Mihajlovic spent six years of his playing career with Lazio, from 1998 to 2004. In that time, he made 193 appearances across all competitions, helping the side win numerous honours including the Scudetto and UEFA Super Cup.

The Serbian defender scored 33 goals and provided 32 assists, being one of the best free-kick takers of his generation.

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