GdS: Milan’s inexperienced squad to lean on Ibrahimovic in the Champions League

By Oliver Fisher -

The presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be crucial for Milan next season as they get ready for their first season back in the Champions League for seven years.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (via PianetaMilan) writes that Milan will cling to Zlatan Ibrahimovic next season. The Swede is recovering from the knee operation carried out in June and aims to return as soon as possible, with the most realistic situation being a comeback after the international break.

Ibrahimovic must lead Milan especially in the Champions League as the Rossoneri are a squad full of young and inexperienced players who have not been on Europe’s biggest stage before, whereas the 39-year-old has appeared in it almost every year throughout his illustrious career.

The former PSG striker will have to show everyone how it is done and alongside him will Olivier Giroud, another who has plenty of experience. Ibrahimovic scored 15 in 19 league games last season and would have liked to play more, but as age advances the body holds up less and less. Milan hope to get enough from him to make a big impact.

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