Cafu on Ibrahimovic: “He still wants to play, wants to grow and keep Milan great”

By Oliver Fisher -

Former AC Milan defender Cafu has backed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to help the Rossoneri win titles once again.

Milan have felt the full force of the ‘Ibra Effect’ since his arrival at the beginning of January. La Gazzetta Dello Sport reported on their website that from 27 December to 3 January Milan registered +1.54% followers on Instagram, which is among the best results of the top European clubs.

Il Corriere della Sera added that over 1,000 shirts were sold printed with his name on during the first day of his contract, while Google released their analytics data for the month of December revealing that the word “Ibrahimovic” was, in fact, was the most searched term in December 2019.

Milan have also lost just one game in all competitions since, that being the 4-2 defeat to Inter in the derby last weekend, a game which he scored in.

Speaking ahead of the Laureus World Sports Awards, Cafu backed Ibrahimovic to lead Milan to glory again during an interview with Omnisport (via Goal.com).

“The impact is very great with the return of Ibra to Milan. We hope he can help Milan win big titles like we did in our day,” he said.

“He’s a fantastic player, a sensational player. Age does not matter. What matters is that he still wants to play, wants to grow and keep Milan great.”

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