AC Milan | Ibrahimovic has no pension plans “so long as I really feel good”
Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has no plans to retire while feeling fit. He insists that “ego” does not play a role in his decision. Ibrahimovic had an excellent start to the season with Serie A leaders Milan, scoring 11 goals in 10 gamesbefore sustaining a hamstring injury last month. This form has also sparked discussions about an international comeback for the seasoned striker before Euro 2020.
The veteran striker has impressed since his return to Serie A. at the beginning of the year, although the conversation about his future continues after he turned 39 in October.
But Ibrahimovic, who is under contract until the end of the season, said he wanted to keep going while he could.
“”As long as I keep feeling fine Because over the years we no longer talk about quality, we only talk about how you are physically“He said to Sky Sport.
“When you are physically healthy, you can do it, like [Francesco] Totti. But it applies to everyone. It is not a lack of quality, if someone is in the right physical condition they can do it.
“”That is the most important thing, quality loss is impossible. It is whether or not you can physically do it. “
Ibrahimovic returned to Europe earlier that year two seasons with LA Galaxy.
Ibrahimovic: “W.With all due respect, I’m no longer the Ibra I was before. “
The former Sweden international said he was realistic about his future and revealed him went to MLS after unsure whether he could still deliver in Europe.
“Because you still think you are stronger, you still think you can, and you are not realistic in understanding that you may not be able to do it anymore. And I don’t have that ego, I’m realistic“Said Ibrahimovic.
“Why did I go to America? Because I wanted to start over I thought that after the injury, I might not be able to do the things I did before at Manchester United. I said [José] Mourinho: “Don’t call me anymore, with all due respect I’m not the Ibra I was before.” I was realistic about myself, my ego was going under, so I went to America to start over.
“”I didn’t know what to expect but after two years I felt alive and said, “Let’s go back to Europe and see if I can make it or not.“That’s why I signed up for six months to evaluate myself. I have my vision, my confidence, but then it all depends on the results on the pitch.
“”It’s one thing to have vision and trust and then step into the field only to find out that you can’t take it anymore. It doesn’t matter what people say – because you don’t have to be influenced by the outside – you have to trust. That’s why I say it’s all ego. “
After signing a short-term contract with Milan, Ibrahimovic got involved with the club in August for the period 2020-21 – but said he first told trainer Stefano Pioli that he would leave.
“I’ll tell you how it went. Pioli asks me, ‘What do you want to do?’ I reply, “In my opinion, I’m not going forward.” I said, “No, I’m not going any further. That’s enough.”