A present to be lived, a future to be written. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is preparing to live his first ever World Cup in Russia in a week, however, he will also be on some of the biggest clubs around Europe's radar for the summer transfer market. Remaining at Lazio seems anything but safe at the current moment: the value of the player is very high, according to what President of Lazio Claudio Lotito says, but this assessment does not seem to scare the top European clubs eager to get their hands on the 1995 midfielder.
"Every day I read a new article about myself, but I will decide where to play and continue my career only after the World Cup - Milinkovic-Savic explained today directly from the press conference on the eve of the friendly match between Serbia and Bolivia - I try to stay as focused as possible and think only of the field, leaving others to work for my future. However, I feel the pressure on me and I know that I will have to live with it for the duration of the World Cup. It's the same pressure as when I play in Lazio, so I'm used to it".
In short, a very different pressure than that of the Under 21 matches: "I am one of the youngest, while here there are a lot of experienced players - he continued - but the atmosphere is very good, it's like I've been here for many years. I cannot wait for the World Cup to start. The most important match will be the first with Costa Rica. Winning would allow us to play the other two games with more tranquility".