The 38-year-old was on target once again in Milan’s 4-1 win last night.
AC Milan has created a new record following the emphatic 4-1 win against Sampdoria last night. The former Swedish international bagged two goals in the process, with the latter one turning out to be his 50th one in the Rossoneri shirt. He has also achieved an unprecedented feat – scoring 100 goals altogether for both Inter Milan and AC Milan.
Ibrahimovic’s return to the Italian top earlier this year cast doubts for many whether he could replicate the stellar season he had at LA Galaxy. However, the former Swedish internal silenced the critics by scoring goals consistently – a total of nine goals and 5 assists since his move to the San Siro last summer. Especially after the pandemic break, Ibrahimovic was more productive scoring in all crucial encounters – against Lazio, Juventus and Sassuolo – and has helped the Rossoneri secure a place in the Europa League. Milan has maintained a great track record since the return of Serie A after COVID break, and the Swede’s role is worth noting.
While the joy has been restored to Rossoneri, there are still doubts over Ibrahimovic’s future as reports state that he is unlikely to continue with Milan beyond this summer. However, Milan’s hierarchy, who recently appointed Stefano Piolo as the full-time manager for two more seasons, are working hard to extend the former Manchester United star’s stay at San Siro. The club’s Sporting director Paolo Maldini is also reportedly in talks with Ibrahimovic to convince him to stay for another season.
Amidst such speculations, Ibrahimovic posted a video on his Instagram account, which implies that he is likely to continue with Rossoneri.
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“So you think I’m done, that my career will end soon. You don’t know me.”
All my life I had to fight. Nobody believed in me, so I had to believe in myself. Some people wanted to break me, but they only made me stronger.
“Others wanted to exploit me, but they made me smarter. And now you think that I’m done.
“To all of you, I only have one thing to say: I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and I’m just warming up.”
The 38-year-old has recently compared himself to Benjamin Button – a movie character acted by Brad Pitt, who will age in reverse in that film.
“I’m like Benjamin Button, and I’ve always been young, never old.”