Ibrahimovic discusses his new role at Milan: “I’m not the same player I was 10 years ago”

By Isak Möller -

Since Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived in January, Milan have completely changed in every aspect of the game, for the better of course. In just six games this season, he has an impressive ten goals to his name. 

The now 39-year-old has changed a lot since his first spell at the club, having lost some pace but also gained some intelligence throughout the years. Certainly, he has proved that age is just a number, by making a few modifications.

It’s clear that Ibrahimovic has changed his approach to the game, as he often used to drop down to involve himself in the build-up. We haven’t seen as much of that in his second spell, though, which is part of his strategy.

“I have a lot of experience, goals have never been an issue, I just keep going. I’m not the same player I was five years ago, I’m not the same player I was 10 years ago, we all change because of the development in your physical point of view.

“I’m honest in saying that I’m not running as I ran before; I’m running more intelligent now. The Italian league, the reason I say that it’s the most difficult to play in for a striker, is because it’s very technical and the philosophy of Italy is to not to concede a goal rather than score a goal,” he told BBC.

Ibrahimovic is currently injured and will miss tomorrow’s clash against Parma, which is scheduled for 20:45 CET. However, he’s hoping to be back for the mid-week encounter with Genoa on Wednesday.

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