Zlatan Ibrahimovic knows that he cannot quite do the things he did a few years ago, but he continues to prove that he can still be decisive for AC Milan.
Ibrahimovic got the opening goal for Milan last night during their 3-0 victory over Genoa at the Marassi, scoring an incredible 25-yard free-kick, which once again demonstrated just how important he is to the Rossoneri and how he is capable of showcasing his immense ability at any time to break a game open.
Ibrahimovic is certainly not playing like a 40-year-old but he is being managed carefully by the management and the coaching staff, as he admitted after the game that it had been pre-determined how much he would play last night, and he was indeed subbed off.
In the post-match interviews though he made his thoughts clear about the renewal of Pioli and about his future: “Now I have to renew too. If he renews, I renew. I am very happy for the coach, he deserves everything, he is doing a great job and must continue like this.”
According to Fabrizio Romano, Zlatan wants to continue his second spell at Milan, which began in January 2020. The journalist notes that the Swede is ‘out of contract in June 2022’ but ‘wants to extend the deal until 2023’.