The agent of Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has hit out at critics in the press.
The Serb, who is a target for Arsenal and Newcastle United, has been blamed for Lazio’s recent stumbles.
“We’ve spoken many times with the president, deciding that we’ll discuss everything at the end of the season, especially now that Lazio need peace,” agent Mateja Kezman told Il Corriere dello Sport.
“That’s why everyone at Lazio must remain united. Four games remain, and I am sure they will play in the Champions League next season.”
Lazio have suddenly collapsed after three defeats in four games.
“Somebody is using harsh words to discuss Milinkovic and his form – they are enemies of Lazio,” he stated. “It’s shameful that somebody is trying to cause problems and weaken the team.
“It’s true that Sergej is not at his best moment, but over the last eight years, he has never been below his level. He may have had some bad weeks, but at the end of the day, he’s just a man who can have highs and lows also in his private life.
“He wants to help the club reach a fantastic target like the Champions League. Nobody can question his commitment, his loyalty and his love for Lazio. It is unpleasant to hear stories from people I mentioned earlier about his contract and future daily.”