Ibrahimovic itching to make long-awaited return: “This is Milan, we have to win” – video | OneFootball

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·8 February 2023

Ibrahimovic itching to make long-awaited return: “This is Milan, we have to win” – video

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed that AC Milan are just going through a ‘moment’ and pledged to help the team out of their tough run of form.

Ibrahimovic spoke during an interview with Milan TV and began by discussing the importance of being able to play in front of fans again.

“Two years ago we played in an empty stadium, now it’s something else. Fifty percent of what we do is thanks to the fans. There is something that comes back to them. Young people are the future and they want to see the players on the pitch. We are happy with our fans, so we have to give our best,” he said.

Ibrahimovic is finally back training with his team-mates at Milanello and he could be named in the squad for Friday’s game against Torino for what would be the first time in eight months.

“I’ve been out for a long time and I’m sorry, because when you’re an active footballer you always want to be close to the team to lend a hand on and off the pitch. I suffer a lot because you always want to be on the pitch in difficult moments

“Three years ago there was worse talk about the situation than today: in two years we have done great things. I call this situation a moment. We need to recover as soon as possible. There are many games left, we will do it.”

On the next match against Torino, he added: “A match that gives the chance to reverse the negative trend. We can do anything during the week, but things get done in the match. The season is long and the World Cup break has changed everything. The first six months we were second, now it’s the same team, nothing has changed.”

There have been some rumours of disharmony within the dressing room which are par for the course when things go badly on the field, but Zlatan believes there is no cause for concern.

“It’s like at the beginning: all together, the atmosphere is top. Then if the game goes well you’re fine, if it goes badly, no one is happy in the dressing room.

“We’re all working to get back to the pre-World Cup rhythm. We have won 19 Scudetti and 7 Champions Leagues, it is no coincidence. This is Milan, we have to win: if we have won it is because we are Milan, there is no coincidence. Every time you win, you go down in history, like our last Scudetto.”

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