It did not take long for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to go back to being decisive after his return to the field as he got the assist for Sandro Tonali’s last gasp winner against Lazio.
MilanNews writes how the Swede’s recovery comes at the perfect time in relation to the fact that the next few games will decide the Scudetto and Ibrahimovic has more experience than virtually any other player in Serie A when it comes to handling the tension in key moments.
In Sunday’s match he got the decisive assist for Tonali showing that after the many physical problems that affected his performance, Ibrahimovic is ready to give 110% to achieve a dream.
Back in the 2007-08 season, Ibrahimovic was playing for Inter who needed a win on the last day of the season to clinch the title, something he secured with a brace against Parma. Luciano Spalletti’s Roma had to settle for second place only 3 points behind Inter, who triumphed with 85 points.
Ibra’s experience could be decisive, this time hopefully in favour of the red half of the city. His energy and strength are concentrated on the last four games so there has been no time to decide his future beyond the summer yet, but Zlatan still wants to play, to win and to be a leader.
That last point could be decisive regarding whether he will stay on for another season or retire, because he wants to feel at the centre of the Rossoneri’s plans, which the signing of another couple of strikers would put under serious threat. The time will come to reflect, hopefully with a winner’s medal around his neck.