Ibrahimovic ‘confident’ but honest after Porto loss: “It’s the worst game we’ve played”

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic branded the defeat against Porto as the ‘worst game’ that the team have ‘ever played’ but insisted it will serve the team well.

Having lost their opening two group stage games against Liverpool and Atletico Madrid, there was an urgency to get a win on the board and to try and bridge what was a four-point gap to Atletico.

However, Milan did not deserve anything on the night and limped to a 1-0 defeat with Porto’s danger man Luis Diaz getting the only goal and his seventh of the season as the Rossoneri failed to muster a single concrete chance themselves.

Ibrahimovic spoke to SportMediaset after the game and offered a very honest reflection on what can only be described as an anti-climax from Milan in a match where more was expected, and MilanNews relayed his comments.

“We didn’t deserve the point, it’s the worst game we’ve played yet [out of the three]. But this is football. We are at zero points, but we must continue. For many in this team it is the first time in the Champions League, they have to grow and learn. Competitions in the Champions League bring experience to the league,” he said.

“There are so many players missing, but this is part of football. I just got back and I’m happy to play, I need more minutes to find rhythm. The more I play the more the rhythm returns. It was the first match for Bakayoko too, but I don’t want to find excuses: in the next match we have to do better.”

The result means that the Rossoneri have played three and lost three in their return to the Champions League after a seven-year absence and are four points off second place with three games to play.

“There are three games to go, we fought to be in the Champions League and as long as there is a chance we are aiming for the goal. Unfortunately we lost today, but I’m confident.”


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3 Comments

  1. RocketRacoon says:

    Okay Ibra, more goals and less honesty from now on, maybe?? With the highest salary in the team, that shouldn’t be too much to ask for.

    1. Poring says:

      Hey, hey, hey… The old bloke just got back from injury and you want him to bang goals like he’s on form, lmaoooo. Play FIFA or efooty if match fitness isn’t a thing for you.

    2. bb says:

      So how many scoring chances did his teammates create for him? Zero? Hmmm… I wonder why he didn’t score…

      Wasn’t it the number 10 who SHOULD be the playmaker and creating chances for the team? Krunic simply isn’t equipped to do the job so Milan had already lost the game by putting him “in charge”.

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