Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists he has ‘nothing left to prove’ after a fine international return for Sweden
Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists he has ‘nothing left to prove’ after a stellar international return for Sweden – with the 39-year-old eager to ‘have fun’ for the rest of his career.
- The 39-year-old made an emotional return to international duty with Sweden
- He assisted three goals in two World Cup qualifying matches against Georgia and Kosovo
- Sweden’s oldest ever player and record scorer says his track record speaks for itself
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has insisted that he has ‘nothing left to prove’ in his career following an explosive international return with Sweden.
The evergreen 39-year-old striker made an emotional homecoming to his country’s national team against Georgia on Thursday, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win, making him the oldest player ever for Sweden.
Ibrahimovic – their record international goalscorer with 62 – also assisted two goals in Sunday’s 3-0 World Cup qualifier against Kosovo, then joked that he was the ‘new king’ of the country.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left) made an explosive return to international service with Sweden last week
The 39-year-old assisted three goals in two games, including this backflick against Kosovo
And given his performance, he stated after the game in Kosovo that he no longer has to show how good he is.
He said at a press conference: “Now I’m in a completely different position.
‘I have nothing left to prove, there is nothing to do in my career but have fun.
And the AC Milan goalkeeper (photo) has stated that he has nothing more to prove in his career
‘I mean, I am 39 years old and I play in the national team and at Milan. Not many people my age can do that. ‘
Ibrahimovic was also instrumental for domestic club AC Milan, with 17 goals in 23 games in all competitions for the Rossoneri this season, although they are second, six points behind rival Inter Milan, who have played one more match.
Despite turning 40 in October and his current contract expiring this summer, the veteran is confident that he will stick with Stefano Pioli at the San Siro.