Ibrahimovic discusses Roma clash and sends message to Pioli: “The more I play, the better”

By Isak Möller -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play from, the first minute in AC Milan’s clash against Roma this evening, with kick-off less than 30 minutes away. The Swede and his teammates will be eager to continue the unbeaten run in the league. 

After getting on the scoresheet against Bologna, and playing the full game, Ibrahimovic was rested for most of the game against Torino mid-week. He came off the bench late in the second half and therefore, he should have energy for tonight.

Indeed, the now 40-year-old is a very important player for Milan so having him from start is a boost. Speaking to MilanTV, as cited by MilanNews, the striker spoke about his condition and facing his old friend Jose Mourinho.

On his condition…

“I need to play and the more I play, the better. I didn’t know I could reach 400 goals in national leagues tonight but that’s not my goal. My goal is to help the team and win games.”

On Pioli and Mourinho…

“We hope it’s a good match for everyone. They are two great coaches who want to win: one has had a great career while the other has obtained fewer trophies but can win them now. Now I’m on Pioli’s side.”

On the visit of the Taekwondo federation…

“I play my style but if I can do some stunts, I’ll do it. I’ll play my game and I’ll be focused,” he concluded.

As said, the Rossoneri will be looking to continue their unbeaten run and a win tonight would sure be a great confidence boost for them. With that said, it won’t be a walk in the park.

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