Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to battle injury problems and while he has a target in mind for his return, there are also some thoughts and reflections being made about his future.
Calciomercato.com confirms that Ibrahimovic will miss the game against Udinese on Friday after the the tendon problem he sustained in the match against Juventus back on January 23. The Swede has not trained with the squad since, but he still has the hope of being able to make himself available to Stefano Pioli for the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-finals against Inter on March 1.
Ibra has already missed a total of 10 league games this season but has nevertheless scored 8 goals and amassed 2 assists in 15 appearances this season, showing that he can be decisive. In games like the draw against Salernitana on Saturday, Ibra’s leadership and charisma would have been very convenient so the hope is that he is ready for the last 12 rounds of league action.
Once he does recover, the 40-year-old will treat the remaining games with utmost caution because one of the targets he has set himself is to play another World Cup with Sweden, and on March 24 they will be involved in a play-off semi-final against the Czech Republic.
Then, five days later they could play for a place in Qatar against the winner of Russia vs. Poland. At almost 41 years of age, Ibra still wants to write history both with Milan – with whom a discussion will be held regarding another renewal in the coming weeks – and internationally.