Sunday December 3 2017
Milinkovic: 'Lazio didn't come here to draw'

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic explained the Lazio comeback to beat Sampdoria where all others had failed. “We didn’t come here for the draw.”

The Aquile were trailing to a Duvan Zapata opener, despite hitting the woodwork with Marco Parolo and seeing a Luis Alberto effort cleared off the line.

Milinkovic-Savic scored the equaliser and 10 minutes later his pass set up Felipe Caicedo for the 2-1 victory.

“We went behind and equalised, but it wasn’t enough, because we didn’t come here for the draw and pushed until we got the victory,” the Serbian midfielder told Mediaset Premium.

“I knew on the Caicedo goal that he wasn’t offside, because I saw when I made the pass that he was behind the defender.”

It’s a remarkable achievement, as Sampdoria had a perfect home record in Serie A this season.

“The Coach wanted to substitute me late on, as I was tired, but I felt good enough to continue. We needed this win after two games that weren’t great.”

Lazio have won seven out of their eight away games in Serie A, but the only defeat was against Roma - at the Stadio Olimpico.