Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic: “If I stay like this, I can play for a few more years”

Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic has stated that if he stays well physically, he could play football for the next few years.

Ibrahimovic made his return to action for the Rossoneri in their 2-0 win over Atalanta yesterday and it was his first appearance for the club in about 280 days. He last played for them in their win over Sassuolo at the end of last season in a game which helped Milan seal the Scudetto.

He picked up a knee injury after that and he had to undergo surgery. Not just that, but Ibrahimovic also lost his agent Mino Raiola and it is well documented how close he was to the late super-agent. Now that the Swede is back, he spoke to Italia 1 (via TMW) and he gave his views about a range of topics.

“There is great feeling, it was a year and two months that I hadn’t been able to play football as I wanted – that I wasn’t feeling well. I suffered a lot before, both for what happened with Mino Raiola and for my physical conditions. It wasn’t easy, now being on the pitch is very nice. 

“Today, I was a bit nervous, but I have great confidence and great self-confidence. Since I rejoined the team, I’ve been sure I can still make a difference and be able to pass on my confidence to others. It wasn’t a happy moment when I came back, but in the last three-four games, we’ve been playing very well. But we must continue and not be satisfied because a defeat is enough to call everything into question. In the meantime, however, today we are enjoying it”.

He was also asked about whether he could break some records in the Champions League this season and next season and the striker replied:

“If I stay like this, I can play for a few more years, not just one year.”

Milan take on Tottenham in the second leg of the Champions League next week, as they look to hold onto a 1-0 advantage and Ibrahimovic is likely to feature in that game.



Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN

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