If something distinguishes Zlatan Ibrahimovic is his mental strength. Your winning mentality. The ‘realistic goals’ may be others, but he always thinks bigger. For this reason, when asked if AC Milan is there to fight for him Scudetto 2020/21, the Viking giant answered in the affirmative. He did it with measure, yes, but sharing that only those who believe can achieve things.
“We are thinking one game at a time, each game is like a final. When I arrived, the goal was to reach Europe. Now we play everything as a final. The goal is to get back to Europe, to do well in Europe. My goal is different, but I keep it to myself (…) Title? Yes, there is a possibility of winning the Scudetto. Whoever believes can do everything. We are working towards it, then let’s see what happens. It is still long “, declared the Viking lion, in an interview for Sky Sport Italy.
Victory in El Derby della Madoninna after overcoming COVID-19: “It was a very important game against Inter, because AC Milan had not won it in the league for 4 years. They locked me up at home for two weeks. I was so hungry that I scored two goals. I’m a bit disappointed that I missed the penalty, but after that I immediately scored. So we win, this is more important ”.
The rossonero awakening: “We are at the beginning. The team has done great things since I arrived. Above all, after the break (COVID-19), we started well. The team is growing a lot. We are more collective, the mentality is different, young people assume more responsibilities, make more sacrifices. You don’t see how they train every day, they do great ”.
At the age of 39, he is making a difference in football of maximum demand and no, he is not surprised: “I am not in awe of myself. I know my level and what I can do. If I had the 20-30 year old condition no one would stop me, but they don’t stop me anyway. After the injury (cruciate ligament) I wanted to feel alive and I went to the United States to start from scratch. When I returned to Manchester I did not feel prepared. I told Mourinho: ‘with all due respect, don’t call me because I don’t feel ready; I don’t want to disappoint you with my game because this is not the Ibra of before. ‘ I wasn’t ready, then the American opportunity came, I said yes. In the end, it was time to continue or not. Mino (his agent) told me: ‘it’s too easy to stop playing in the United States, you have to go back and show everyone that you can still play in Europe.’
Right now, with Ibracadabra as boss, AC Milan is leading Serie A in Italy. They add up to 12 out of 12 possible points. A start to the course that was not seen in the rossonero club since the 1995/96 campaign.
Undefeated data. Zlatan Ibrahimovic registers 5 goals in the 3 games he has played in the 2020/21 season with AC Milan. He has already scored in Serie A and in the UEFA Europa League.
Did you know…? Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 16 goals and provided 5 assists in the 23 games he has played since his return to AC Milan. Monstrous.