Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims that AC Milan would have won the Serie A title if he had been there all season
‘I’m president, coach and player’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims AC Milan would have won Serie A title if he’d been there all season after helping them win Juventus dramatically
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic says AC Milan may have won Serie A if he had always been there
- The seasoned striker arrived in January and has a positive impact on the team
- Milan completed a stunning cover on Tuesday evening to beat Juventus
- Ibrahimovic may have played his last game for fans in the San Siro
Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes that AC Milan would have won the Serie A title if he had been there all season after scoring Tuesday night in their win over Juventus.
The Swedish veteran returned to San Siro as a free agent in January after leaving MLS side LA Galaxy.
It’s his second spell with the club and after winning the Serie A title during his first tenure, Ibrahimovic boldly claimed that AC Milan would have redone this season if he had been in place from the start.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes that AC Milan would have won the Serie A title if he had been there all season
Ibrahimovic celebrates with Franck Kessie while AC Milan made a comeback against Juventus
“If I had been here from the beginning of the season, we would have won the Scudetto,” he said after the 4-2 victory over Maurizio Sarri’s team
“I am president, coach and player, but they only pay me as a footballer.”
The striker has no contract at the end of the season and admits that he may not get the chance to play for a full San Siro again.
Clearly, he doesn’t need an audience to produce the goods, as he helped Stefano Pioli’s side make a memorable comeback.
Juventus missed the opportunity to take a big step towards a ninth consecutive Serie A title, wasting a comfortable lead after Adrien Rabiot scored one of the goals of the season.
A tight first half ended scoreless after Ibrahimovic ruled out a goal shortly before half time for offside.
Then Adrien Rabiot broke the deadlock two minutes after the restart with a phenomenal individual effort, picking up the ball in his own half before hitting a fierce drive in the top corner.
Ibrahimovic scored from the spot to narrow the deficit to one goal in the second half in Milan
Juventus remains the frontrunner to win the Serie A title, but suffered a setback in the San Siro
Cristiano Ronaldo doubled Juve’s lead six minutes later after catching a brilliant continuous ball from Juan Cuadrado.
But Milan completely turned the game around in five minutes Ibrahimovic converted a penalty 62 minutes into the match after a handball from Leonardo Bonucci
Next, quickfire goals from Franck Kessie and substitute Rafael Leao came to complete a remarkable turnaround.
Milan extended their advantage 10 minutes after the full time when Giacomo Bonaventura took advantage of an error by Juventus defender Alex Sandro to found Ante Rebic.
Amid speculation that Pioli will be replaced by former RB Leipzig chief Ralf Rangnick and he may no longer have the chance to play for AC Milan fans, Ibrahimovic added: ‘There is another month, so let’s go look.
“There are things we cannot control.
“Playing without fans is a pity, a strange situation. We do our job, we are professionals. It could be the last time they saw me live in San Siro. ‘