Milinkovic-Savic: I really like Ibrahimovic

MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 31: Serfgej Milinkovic Savic of SS Lazio celebrates a winner game during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and SS Lazio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on March 31, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images )

Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has expressed his desire to follow in the footsteps of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Milinkovic-Savic who was once described as the Ibrahimovic of midfield by Fabio Capello remains one of the market’s most sought-after players.

And the Lazio star who is a big admirer of the former Milan ace welcomed Capello’s comparison.

“I really like Ibrahimovic, both as a player and as a person, so I really like this definition,” he told Football Italia.

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“Perhaps we’re similar in physical structure and technique, plus I jump like him in the box.

“I knew I’d stay at Lazio. I heard the speculation, but I didn’t care about it too much.”

The 24-year-old was visibly in tears after he scored against Cagliari earlier in the season, and he explained why his goal output had decreased from the previous campaign.

ROME, ITALY – MARCH 02: Sergej Milinkovic Savic and Joaquin Correa of SS Lazio celebrate a winner game after the Serie A match between SS Lazio and AS Roma at Stadio Olimpico on March 2, 2019, in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images)

“I missed scoring goals because last year I scored so many,” he explained.

“Now, in many games, I play deeper because there’s Luis Alberto, who plays further afield.

“Now I’m focused on the last few matches of the season so we can qualify for the Champions League and progress in the Coppa Italia.

“I’d like to qualify for the Champions League before the final matchday.”