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Milinkovic-Savic declares himself as Zlatan Ibrahimovic fan

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The Lazio midfielder revealed in an interview with DAZN that he is an admirer of Ibrahimovic, besides mentioning that he resembles Zlatan style of play.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has revealed he is a huge fan of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Serbian midfielder has even been compared with the LA Galaxy captain due to his way of playing and because they have a similar height.

The 24-years old Lazio player has shone with the 'Eagles' in the last campaign, and so many top European teams have set their sights on him because of his quality and style of play.

When Milinkovic-Savic found out about the comments made where he's compare with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he mentioned feeling honored with the comparison, besides revealing he has followed the Swedish career for a while and declaring himself a massive fan of the Galaxy player.

"I really like Ibrahimovic; I've been following him for years. I like him as a player and as a person," said the player to DAZN.

Fabio Capello was the one to compare him by referring to the Lazio player as 'the Ibrahimovic of the midfield,' to which Milinkovic-Savic believes could be because of their height, technique and way of jumping.

"I think the comparison could be because I'm something like him and his technique and my jump style is similar to his, so I like it for all those aspects."

Milinkovic-Savic performance

The best campaign of the Serbian was the 2017/18 season, where he shined in Lazio's midfield, scored 14 goals and had eight assists in all competitions. That year Lazio finished fifth in Serie A.

At this campaign, Milinkovic-Savic took a more defensive role at Inzaghi's scheme and even went 15 meetings without scoring, a negative streak that broke at the end of the year when he scored in the victory against Cagliari.