Ibrahimovic could be in line for Sweden return as coach confirms they will ‘discuss it further’

By Oliver Fisher -

Sweden head coach Janne Andersson has seemingly revealed that he will have a conversation with Zlatan Ibrahimovic about a return to the national team.

Ibrahimovic has not played for Sweden since 2016 when he announced that he would retire from international football after the European Championships that year, and although there has been speculation about a possible return to playing for his country, nothing has ever materialised.

He put out a cryptic tweet on social media recently of him in a Sweden shirt with the caption ‘Long time no see’ – deemed by most to be a provocation towards those in charge of the national team – but since then it seems things have taken a more positive turn.

Ibrahimovic admitted in an interview with SportBladet today that he misses playing for Sweden, and now their head coach Janne Andersson has seemingly opened the door.

“I’ve read the interview with Zlatan this morning. First of all, it’s nice to hear that he misses the national team,” he said.

“With regards to him playing in the national team, it seems to me that Zlatan now speaks in a way he hasn’t done before. This makes it feel natural to have some sort of contact moving forward to discuss it further. The next camp is in March so there’s plenty of time to do it.”

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