Zlatan Ibrahimovic could start for the first time in over a year against Udinese on Saturday night, according to a report.
As Calciomercato.com report, Olivier Giroud’s suspension that will be served in Udine means Stefano Pioli will have to trust someone else to lead the line, and it seems Divock Origi has not fully convinced him. That is why the 41-year-old Ibrahimovic could get the nod from the first minute 419 days after the last time he did so.
It was back on 23 January 2022 that Zlatan last started as the Rossoneri drew 0-0 with Juve and from then on he had a series of physical problems leading up to the knee ligament operation he had after the title-winning game at Sassuolo.
Ibra is competing for a starting spot with Ante Rebic, which is not a surprise given the Croatian scored a brace in the reverse fixture at San Siro and the Swede has only played segments of games after recovering from such a serious injury.
Ibra’s presence causes the other team to play more tentatively. Origi and Rebic do not have that same effect. Start Ibra.
Can he play chl?