Tuesday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport highlights the 2020 that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had, a champion who continues to make a difference despite his age.
The paper (via MilanLive) notes how he has scored 20 goals in 29 games since he returned to wear the Rossoneri shirt, with seven assists to add to that – not bad for a 39-year-old.
He has also set some impressive records. By scoring in the last derby against Inter, he became the oldest scorer in the history of the Derby della Madonnina. Against Parma in July he played his 100th match for the Rossoneri, making him the Milan player with the most goals (62) in all competitions since 2010, the year of his arrival.
In the last game against Hellas Verona, he became the first Milan player to score in seven consecutive Serie A appearances in the era of three points for a win. He is also the top scorer in the league with eight goals in five starts.
In terms of targets, Ibrahimovic wants to return lead the Diavolo back into the Champions League and does not entirely exclude a possible Scudetto challenge. He believes the team should push for it, and even if they fall short a top four finish should still be achieved.
Zlatan also has the desire to continue playing until at least 40 years old and wants to earn a contract renewal for the 2021-22, so he can be on the pitch for when that glorious Champions League anthem returns to San Siro.