Ibrahimovic discusses future and reveals Raiola’s words convinced him to re-join Milan

By Isak Möller -

Since his return in January of 2020, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been a crucial man on and off the pitch for this AC Milan side. And with the Scudetto now secured, many are wondering about his future in football. 

The Swede has struggled with many injuries this season and the feeling has been that it could be his last season. Given that Milan secured the Scudetto this evening, which would be the perfect ending, the speculations were re-born.

Speaking to DAZN after the game, as cited by MilanNews, Ibrahimovic said that his future could still be as a player and he also revealed how his move back to Milan came about. He has the late Mino Raiola to thank for it.

On the Scudetto…

“It’s my greatest satisfaction. When I returned, at the press conference, I said that I would bring Milan back to the top. Many were laughing and now we are here and we won the Scudetto. We made many sacrifices, but nothing is impossible. I have suffered a lot this year, I will speak in the next few days, but I want to enjoy this trophy.”

On the growth of the team…

“When I arrived it was a certain Milan and now it’s another Milan. I passed on what I could to the young people. I did everything to be able to help the team even off the pitch. The team was always very helpful, they needed a driver to guide them, I arrived, I did it and we won.”

On Pioli…

“The coach has done great things. Everyone was here two years ago, but we worked hard and in the end, we won. It was a complicated situation. We have grown a lot. The coach gives me great responsibility, he was a bit stressed in recent months, but I was by his side.”

On the future…

“First I have to do something to feel good. If I’m well, then it wasn’t my last match. If I have to have surgery? Let’s see…”

On the dedication…

“I dedicate it to Mino Raiola. I was close to Napoli, then he told me that I was the only one who could save Milan. So I dedicate it to him.”

In the coming weeks, we should know more about the future of the Big Swede, who must decide between surgery or therapy for his knee, if the latter is even possible. Either way, he has got the perfect ending tonight, whatever happens.

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  1. I never expected to say that, but Thank You, Raiola!
    Even though we were not friends, it is sad that you are not sharing this moment with us.

  2. Plz sign 2 more yeaers and win cl thank u milan my loved club forza milan le ale ale milan ale milan ale forza milan we are the best

  3. What an evening, am happy, and feel sorry to those critics who call pioli names, condemned laeo and saelemaeka, never the less thank you Milan, curva surds you guys are great and all the milanista around the world,. You are all great. Forza Milano

  4. I guess this means he would leave. Best of luck Ibra wherever u go. You indeed made your mark. Passed on the experience to the young guys and now they can do it on their own.

  5. Origi > Rebic
    Simeone > Ibra
    Milinkovic > Kessie
    Adli > Bakayoko
    Botman > Romagnoli
    Berardi > Messias / Castilejo
    Cambiaso > Toure

  6. I thought I knew a little about soccer,lol, Pioli has convinced me otherwise, what an unbelievable accomplishment for our team, the youngest by far in Serie A, THE Scudetto ! Hope Ibra gets mended up and signs with us for one more year, that header today was spot on and a rocket, he may be old but still damn good…Ieri Oggi Domani Rossoneri

  7. The reason Milan is back to the top of Serie A and the reason the team has grown so much. Giroud and Kjaer helped a lot too but the main reason for last year and this year was Ibra. Guy is a living legend and if he didn’t live in the same era as Messi and Ronaldo he’d have more than a few Ballon D’Or to his name. Grazie Ibra per sempre. Sempre un cuore rossonero!

  8. He should sign 1 more year atleast he is still good!! Next season we can win UCL!!! We need ibra still and wanna see more of him play still! Would be very sad if he retires. i hope and think he wont quit yet. Can win more next year and maybe then retire. He still has 1 or 2 years forsurr in him he is that good still sucks he gets small injuries often hope he can stay away from those next year

  9. He convince him to choose Milan because Milan offered more as he did with Gigio because PSG offered more 🙈🤪🤗

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