AC Milan will face their first real big test of the season on Sunday evening when they host Lazio, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is raring to go.
This morning’s edition of il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) writes that Ibrahimovic is finally ready to return to the field after healing fully from the knee operation he underwent in June. However, he has not played a game for four months (since May 9, in which he got hurt against Juventus) but on Sunday an opportunity is likely to arrive.
Stefano Pioli will assess the condition of the Swede and decide whether he should start or come off the bench, but none of the medical or coaching staff want to take risks and for this reason the most likely hypothesis is that he does not start but comes on as a substitute.
However, Ibra has become a regular for bringing great surprises in these situations and therefore a start cannot be ruled out either. Olivier Giroud’s stop due to Covid – which will not allow him to play on Sunday against Lazio – has accelerated Zlatan’s return to the field, but he is fine both physically and mentally.
He has two objectives in mind: to prove that he is decisive even at 40 and to reach the World Cup with his Sweden in 2022.