Adam Marusic was proud to reach an important milestone with Lazio and looked ahead to the tough clash with Milan.
The 30-year-old Montenegrin full back joined the Biancocelesti in July 2017 from Belgian outfit KV Oostende in a deal worth around €5.5m. Since his arrival, Marusic has proven himself to be a reliable and trusted option, being tactically flexible and consistently professional.
Maurizio Sarri was so impressed with Marusic that he pushed for a him to receive a new contract last year.
Speaking to Leggo.it, Marusic first discussed how it feels to have made 200 appearances for Lazio.
I am really very happy to cross this milestone, for me it is a source of pride to have reached 200 appearances with the Lazio shirt.
I train with maximum commitment and a lot every day to play many more matches with this wonderful club and I hope to achieve more important results.
He commented on the recent form of the upcoming opponents Milan, who currently sit 12 points behind league leaders Napoli.
Pioli’s Milan remain a great team, even though in recent matches they have failed to pick up many points and lost in the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa.
We will have to stay focused for the full 90 minutes and beyond and play as we know how with enthusiasm and confidence.
The 30-year-old spoke about how Lazio need to play if they want to pick up a positive result against the Rossoneri.
We know the value of this Milan team very well. Last season they deservedly won the Scudetto, thanks to a practically perfect second half.
In order to beat them this time we will have to be perfect in every moment of the match and in all areas of the pitch, avoiding drops of tension and staying focused until the last second.
Finally, Marusic alluded to Lazio’s mental drops and touched on their desire to find consistency on the pitch.
We are working hard to give consistency to our path and eliminate those matches in which we are not able to bring back what coach Sarri is asking of us.
We are aware that we have to improve from this point of view. We want to continue to do well, as we did in the last games against Sassuolo and Bologna in the Coppa Italia, and for this reason tonight we will need a perfect game from all points of view.