The Swedish celebrity has announced his period in Milan is probably coming to an end with all the club not acting at the level he would like
Zlatan Ibrahimovic doubts he’ll stay at AC Milan in case the situation doesn’t change, while insisting neither he nor the Serie A club belong at the Europa League.
Ibrahimovic returned to Milan — in which he won the Scudetto in 2011 — as a free agent in January after departing MLS unwanted LA Galaxy however there are doubts over his future past 2019-20.
The 38-year-old striker has scored six goals because his Milan comeback, rejuvenating the group and assisting the Rossoneri — seven-time Champions League champions — proceed into Europa League contention.
AC Milan are just two points adrift of both Roma and Coppa Italia winners Napoli during 31 league matches after magnificent leaders Juventus 4-2 on Tuesday.
Regardless of Milan’s resurgence, head trainer Stefano Pioli is defined to be replaced by German Ralf Rangnick, that has been tipped to combine the function with that of sporting manager, which is presently inhabited by team legend Paolo Maldini.
Following the doubt and chief executive Ivan Gazidis’ reported strategies to make Rangnick, former Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona celebrity Ibrahimovic issued a warning.
“Ibra plays to acquire something or he remains in the home,” Ibrahimovic told La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Sportweek magazine in an interview set to be published on Saturday.
“They explained retiring in America was too simple, so I return to Milan. I am here only for fire, since I am essentially playing at no cost. . .Then this Covid scenario stopped everything and that I thought, maybe there is something trying to inform me that I must retire…
“Luckily, we have back to the pitch. My calf was able to get involved also, but after two weeks I was prepared to return in the team. Ibra is similar to that. Nevertheless, they advised me to take it slow.
“Ibra was created to play soccer and remains the best at playing soccer. We’ll see how I feel in just two weeks. We will also see what is happening with the team. If that is the circumstance, to tell the truth, it is unlikely you will see me in Milan next year.
“Ibra isn’t a participant for the Europa League and Milan aren’t a team that belong into the Europa League.”
— Target (@goal) July 9, 2020
Quizzed to a documented confrontation with Gazidis before this Coppa Italia semi-final, Ibrahimovic stated:”I talked for me personally and for the group. I had to have some explanations about the long run, both mine and of Milan. I stated that this isn’t exactly the Grande Milan I experienced, that’s accurate, but we have to do the best we could even in this circumstance. All the way to this finish.
“Ibra is here, Ibra takes care of it. I must be here or you will drop the lovers.
“I really don’t know if there’ll be another club following Milan, I don’t like to shut doors to opportunities. I’ll only go someplace I have some hands, not where phrases are worth nothing.
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“I have too much enthusiasm for what I do.”
Pioli just replaced Marco Giampaolo in October and while he’s overseen an upturn in outcomes, former RB Leipzig manager Rangnick has allegedly agreed to carry over in 2020-21.
“Who’s Rangnick? I do not know who he is,” Ibrahimovic added.