Daniel Maldini jokes about crucial Ibrahimovic: “He played more Fortnite than football games”

By Isak Möller -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been a leader for the young players since he returned to AC Milan in January 2020. Daniel Maldini is one of the youngsters that can attest to this, praising the Swede in a recent interview. 

Daniel Maldini is currently on loan at Spezia and while he hasn’t been a certain starter, he did score a great goal in the game against Milan (of course). He clearly has talent and will be looking to make the best use of it in the second half of the season.

Speaking to DAZN, as cited by Calciomercato.com, Maldini was asked about the importance of having Ibrahimovic in the team. He stated that the Swede always fuels the players and also made a joke about him.

“He played more Fortnite than football games. We had a good relationship on the pitch. He pushes you but he does it in the right way. At first, it was incredible to see him at Milanello and train with him. If he gets angry? Yes, it doesn’t matter if you’re young or not,” he stated.

Maldini will return to Milan at the end of the season as it’s a dry loan. It remains to be seen if he will be ready enough by then to get a spot in the first team.

Tags AC Milan Daniel Maldini Zlatan Ibrahimovic


  1. He’s one of the few with real natural talent, hopefully he develops the work ethic and drive to take his career forward because we really could use an AM right now given how bad ours are.

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