The whole world waited for a marvelous stint of Zlatan Ibrahimović after he joined the Italian side AC Milan. He was decided to retire amid the pandemic situation. However, he changed his mind at the last moment and extended his contract for another more year. He also proved his worth for the Rossoneri as the 39-year old Swedish star scored 11 brilliant goals in just 10 appearances.
Zlatan also helped the side to have an early lead in Serie A. Rossoneri are now five points ahead of their archrival, Inter Milan. The Swedish star took a pause from AC Milan for five years as he played for several clubs in between. But at the end of the 2019 football season, he opted for his reunion with his former Italian football side and signed a year-long contract.
Swedish football legend Zlatan Ibrahimović announces his possible retirement in summer next year
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) November 23, 2020
While talking about his current club AC Milan and his possible retirement, Zlatan Ibrahimović recently told Sky Sport Italia, “The team is hungry, it has a desire.” He then further said, “We are doing well. We must not have dreams or goals, but play one game at a time. Or rather, I have a goal. But the team must do as well as possible because it is very young.”
The Swedish legend said, “Now we can’t relax. Everyone only remembers the last game.” He then further talked about his associations with other clubs and said, “Instead of arriving in a team that is already at the top, it is better to bring them back to the top.” He added, “If I had been afraid, I would not have signed. Like at [Manchester] United, they told me that I only had to lose, that I was too old.”
Zlatan Ibrahimović | The Brilliance In 2020
Zlatan Ibrahimović said, “Ten years ago I had another status, another ego. But today I have more experience. When you are young you are more rock ‘n’ roll, now I understand situations more.” He said, “Pioli asked me what I wanted to do. I replied: ‘No, I am not going to continue. Enough. My family is also important, I’m here alone, it’s a sacrifice. For six months it’s fine, but I don’t want to stay another year’.”
The 39-year-old star said, “Pioli said to me: ‘Okay, I respect you, okay.’” He said, “The next day we talked again: ‘No, I’ve decided to retire. Forget the contract, at this age, it’s not important.’” He then also added, “Then something changed. I didn’t want to have any regrets. I called Milan and decided to go on. But at first, I decided: ‘No, I won’t stay next year.’”