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Lukic: “I am prepared. After the World Cup or the summer time, I will get to where I deliberate”

Sasa Lukic’s phrases in an interview with Sportal due to the World Cup and his state of affairs in Turin

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Torino Sasa gamers Luke, a couple of days earlier than the begin of the World Cup, which will be performed by the Serbian nationwide group, he advised Sportal.rs. This is what he mentioned in an interview given to him.

You are thought of to be a humble younger man who took 6 years to get out of Serie A. In addition to your soccer abilities, can we are saying that humility is your advantage?

“I all the time attempt to be the identical, as I was in the starting, when I was no person. I will not change, I am assured! Even if I am in a giant group, I will be the identical. It is one thing. I was taught by my household and this guides me in life”.

You performed in several positions, however with the arrival of Ivan Juric you established your self as a midfielder.

“I love this place. Even if I do not select (smile) “…

Few folks know that you just scored two consecutive objectives as quantity 10. This has not occurred in Turin since 1950. There is proof in the locker room.

“I’m the solely visitor who did this. I’m glad they lit up one spot in the stadium. One day when I depart there will be this reminiscence.”

How is life in Turin? Is there a bunch of Serbian folks?

“It is a good looking metropolis, small, however with about 1,000,000 folks. There are many individuals from the Balkans, so I really feel excellent. The sea is shut, the mountains are shut. Everything is sweet. ” .

As for Turin, you’re three Serbs. How do you spend your time? How vital is the presence of Vanja Milinkovic-Savic and Nemanja Radonjic to you?

“I have been surrounded by my mates for a very long time. Before there was Ljajic, Maksimovic and the coach Mihajlovic. Here is Vanja and Nemanja. It is simple for every of us as a result of we are able to belief one another. The approach they’re. We see one another once more at the stadium, we’re collectively each day. It additionally occurs that we get drained after which we run away house . (laughs, ed)“.

In Turin there are additionally Serbians Vlahovic and Kostic. Do you see anybody?

“It is troublesome to coordinate, for instance, we make a recreation in the morning and in the afternoon they play a recreation. Then they performed in the Champions League on Tuesday or Wednesday and now they’ve to play in the Europa League on Thursday, at the weekend they play. in the league, generally on completely different days, so it’s not doable to see us all collectively, however there was a chance at the starting of the season and at the finish when coach Stojkovic visited us.”

Have you taught your mates a couple of Serbian phrases?

“They perceive us, particularly when dangerous phrases cross (smiles)… I’m joking, in fact”.

Have you forgiven Radonjic’s finger in the soup? The video, which was shot throughout the quarantine between the Nations League matches towards Sweden and Norway, had gone viral on social media..

(Laughter)…”Well, that was a part of the joke too… But I will give again (smile)…”

Unlike Nemanja and Vanya, and 80% of the gamers, you do not have a tattoo. Are you prepared to get a tattoo if Serbia wins the World Cup?

“Um… I do not like drawing. I don’t have anything towards different folks getting tattoos, however I personally do not like them. So it does not occur (smiling)…”

What “loopy” promise would you make if Serbia wins the World Cup? For instance, tennis gamers lower their hair after successful huge.

“If essential, I will lower my hair to zero (smile)…”

You talked about the go to of coach Stojkovic. Tell us some tales.

“The coach noticed Turin-Juventus first, then us. Long earlier than the match he already mentioned that Vlahovic would rating, so the three of us from Turin at dinner had been offended with him, as a result of he referred to as that objective (smiling)… Of course it was all a joke.”

What does CT remedy imply to you? It appears that no coach, aside from Radomir Antic, visited the gamers extra and spoke to them as a buddy, a brother.

“It had by no means occurred earlier than. He has visited virtually all the gamers. I personally really feel a whole lot of belief from him and his workers. He actually makes others joyful. We can discuss to him about something, and even now it was like that. .”

What makes Serbia the greatest worldwide soccer group? The coach, the maturity of the gamers, one thing or each?

“Everything has modified since Stojkovic arrived. Everything has gone nicely. I hope it will be tremendous, however we’re a united group. Every participant cannot anticipate a brand new convention, to play for the nationwide group. And you may really feel it. This and it may be seen on the pitch. We will do all the things we are able to to maintain this spirit alive , and since now we really feel the assist of the folks. Maybe in earlier years we did not really feel the assist of the followers, however now we really feel it. . An indication that the followers have realized that we’re doing nicely”.

Serbia at the World Cup is in the identical group as Ricardo Rodriguez Switzerland, his teammate in Turin. How are you residing with this?

“We already performed the final group recreation in Russia, however now we will see who will come out on prime. I repeat, I consider in us. I assume that towards them, and towards Brazil, we will present that we play actual soccer. .”

How do Italians dwell? You are surrounded by them, but they aren’t at the World Cup.

“They are a soccer nation, they consider lots in soccer and their gamers. It is troublesome for them not to go to Qatar, particularly since they weren’t in Russia in 2018. They have been in Italy for a very long time, so I need them to go to the subsequent World Cup. There is their place” .

What would you like and what are you ready for? Many see Serbia in the quarterfinals or even in the semifinals… Is such an expectation unrealistic or practical?

“For the sort of group we have now it is regular that there are excessive expectations, we play nicely and mature however we predict one recreation at a time, that is the proper approach so let’s proceed like this to present our high quality to everybody.”

Brazil is the first match. They are the favorites to win the World Cup and the strongest, however so is Serbia.

“We misplaced towards them in the final World Cup. I wasn’t there, however it’s an open recreation for me no matter their high quality. I need us to be aggressive with everybody, even with Brazil. We will not surrender. .”

You have not been to the earlier World Cup. The former coach of Serbia, who’s now the coach of Bulgaria, who’re competing in European competitions, didn’t invite you.

“I do not blame anybody for not inviting me to Russia. Everyone makes their very own selections, everyone seems to be answerable for their actions and I respect them. I continued to practice and now God has fulfilled my want to play in the World Cup. Krstajic is now the coach of Bulgaria, with them there will be video games attention-grabbing in the subsequent teams of the 2024 European Championship. To be sincere, we have now the highest quality on this group and it is time for Serbia to participate in the European Championship after a few years”.

Do you see your self after the World Cup or subsequent season. Partizan needs you to go overseas to get the bonus. Have you spoken to Leeds?

“Honestly, I have huge ambitions. I consider I will get where I am going, and whether or not it’s after the World Cup or subsequent summer time, we will see.”

Finally, do you gather stickers?

“I do not gather stickers, however my father does. When I go to Serbia I see what he has and what he does not have, so I attempt to assist him. put it in his album. I am proud to be in the “Panini” album. When I was a toddler I collected many stickers of those that performed in the World Cup and now some youngsters gather me and others who will go to Qatar”.

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