AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that he does not expect to be out for more than two weeks with his latest injury setback.
The Swede started the game and scored a brace either side of half time to take his Serie A goals tally to 10 for the season in six games, but he limped off in the second half and the media reported that he is expected to miss two to three weeks.
However, Ibrahimovic spoke to SportBladet’s microphones and confirmed that his thigh problem is nothing serious and that he could even return in a week.
“Every time I go out on the pitch, every time I wear football boots, I say: ‘Wow! This is what I want to do! This is what I will do, this is my passion, this is my best friend, football’,” he began (via MilanNews).
“Without it, I wouldn’t be who I am. Without it, I cannot spread joy. Without it I feel lost.”
On the injury: “It’s nothing serious. Just a week or two.”
Ibrahimovic went on to send a message to those who have underestimated him and believed that at the age of 39 he was not in the right physical state to return to a top European league.
The Swede has been nothing short of sensational since his return to the Rossoneri and currently leads the Serie A scoring chart with 10 goals from just six appearances, with Milan top of the league by two points having won in Napoli on Sunday for the first time in 10 years.
“I think many have underestimated me, as they see me as an ego. In any case, at the beginning it was like this: ‘He is an ego, think of himself, he would have adapted there’. These are stages that you go through, it’s also about experience,” he said.
“I remember saying several years ago that I see situations that will happen. When you say that, it sounds weird, but that’s when I play. I see what I think will happen, what I want to happen, first It’s more visible now and I’m doing it a lot more now because I have to adapt and be smarter in my game.”