Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ageing like a fine wine and seems to get better with every single game that passes, as he is currently the top scorer in Serie A.
As this morning’s edition of il Corriere della Sera explains (via MilanNews), the evolution of the Swede is there for all to see compared to when he was a younger player and he has adapted to the strength of his physicality.
Despite being 39, Ibra – thanks to his physical and technical superiority – is still a real problem for opposing defences who at times just cannot seem to get near him. Marking the striker is not at all easy, and in the penalty area he is still dominant and practically no one is able to counter him from a physical point of view.
His team-mates at Milan often look for him with long balls and Zlatan is very skilled at either winning flick ons, bringing the ball down or providing a knock-down into a dangerous area with his excellent technique.
Compared to a few years ago Ibrahimovic obviously runs less, but despite this he is still the focal point of the attack and almost all forward movement passes through him. It will be difficult in the future to find a new Ibrahimovic, which is why the management want to enjoy him for as long as they can.