“I had a year to remember," he told Novosti. “I would like the same success in 2018 as well. There are so many challenges, but before every training session and every game, I tell myself this is the ideal day to get even better. I want to make as much progress as I can in the year ahead."
However, that does not necessarily mean progressing to a different club.
“As a club, we have a clear goal of a top four position, because that gives qualification to the Champions League from next season. That is a really big challenge.
“I am not thinking about leaving Lazio, because I am currently very happy in Rome."