Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic prepares for the first match against his former coach Simone Inzaghi, with Inter arriving in the Italian capital on Saturday. ‘It will be a bit strange’.
Inzaghi left the Biancocelesti after five years and three titles this summer, when he decided to join Inter to replace Antonio Conte at the helm.
At the Olimpico, he was replaced by former Napoli and Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri, and Milinkovic-Savic admitted it will be a special game for the Aquile.
“It will be a bit strange to face Inzaghi,” the Serbian told the Match Programme. “Because we have worked together for five years, but now he will arrive in Rome as an opponent.
“Therefore, in those 90 minutes, we will try to take everything we can. Then after the match, I will give him a hug.”
Milinkovic has scored two goals in the first seven league games this term, including the opening goal of the 3-2 win over Roma in the Derby della Capitale.
He was the captain in Ciro Immobile’s absence against Bologna ahead of the international break, when Lazio lost 3-0 at the Renato Dall’Ara, and will be eager to bounce back immediately against his former coach at the Stadio Olimpico tomorrow.
Milinkovic-Savic: “Sarà strano affrontare Inzaghi: avversario per 90 minuti, poi lo abbraccerò” https://t.co/qke64AKNDo
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