AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confessed that the future ‘worries’ him given that he is now into his third decade as a football player.
It was recently reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) that positive signs are filtering from the club regarding the idea of Ibrahimovic staying beyond 2022, with a ‘total harmony’ between all parties plus the fact that the player’s performances remain decisive even at 40.
In a few months the Swede will sit down with Milan to discuss a renewal until 2023 and it is likely that talks will take place after the winter transfer market has closed and other more pressing contract extensions have been dealt with.
Ibrahimovic spoke to the newspaper Il Corriere dello Sport as part of a promotion for his new book Adrenalina which is out tomorrow, which takes a look back at his rise to becoming one of the game’s biggest stars but during which he also talks about what the future might hold for him.
“The future worries me a bit. With the age of 40 I got a bit of anxiety. Will I be a coach? I don’t know, it’s so stressful,” he said (via Calciomercato.com).
“I’ll do something capable of giving me adrenaline. But as long as I hold up, I’ll be a centre-forward. I want to play for the Scudetto until the last day. And go to the World Cup in Qatar.”
He also couldn’t resist sharing a hilarious anecdote about former club president Silvio Berlusconi.
“Too nice. One Sunday I am in the stands at San Siro, he makes me sit next to him. Then he says to me: ‘Ibra, would you mind climbing a seat? A very important person is coming.’ I think a politician is coming, but then comes a beautiful woman, in impressive heels. Berlusconi winks at me: ‘Very important person…’. And maybe for him it really was.”
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