Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back in training and could even make an appearance for AC Milan against Lazio tomorrow. The Swede underwent knee surgery in June and has since been recovering, now eager to get back.
The striker will turn 40 next month and he’s still a very important player for the Rossoneri, which says a lot about his quality. Of course, he’s no longer the player he used to be but he has adapted to this, still performing on a very high level.
In a long interview with France Football, as cited by MilanNews, Ibrahimovic spoke about what it’s like to still play at his age. He admitted that he’s lost some pace over the years but also made it clear that he has improved on other fronts.
“I’m more mature and I manage situations differently, on and off the pitch. I want to enjoy my game at the highest level, share my experience with my teammates for as long as possible. If I’m almost two meters and I’m still strong, it’s because I train and work.
“I was born this way. I try to adapt my game to my characteristics and my age. I’m not as fast as I was at 25 or 30, but I do my best to help the team,” he stated.
Hopefully, he can avoid serious injuries this season and continue to be an important player for Milan. This could be his last campaign for the club and it would be nice for him to finish on a high, and not on the sidelines.