AC Milan failed to beat Sampdoria in front of their home crowd earlier today, only managing a 0-0 draw. Certainly, it wasn’t the start to the year that the fans and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were hoping for.
Despite having many chances, registering 12 shots on target, the Rossoneri failed to break the deadlock and the fans certainly weren’t happy, as they were expecting a reaction following the 5-0 loss against Atalanta.
In an interview with Sky Italia after the game, as cited by MilanNews.it, Ibrahimovic was asked about his second debut and what he believes the team’s biggest issue is. Certainly, he echoed the thoughts of the fans.
On the day: “I felt so much adrenaline, so much emotion, it brought me back to 9-10 years. The relationship with the fans is always beautiful, it gives me many motivations.”
On the lack of goals: “We see on the pitch that we lack a lot of confidence and aggression in scoring goals, we are less concrete.
“We need to understand what to do to get the maximum out of the squad. I have been here for four days, I will try to help in every way. There’s a little bit of trust.
On Leao: “I explained to him what movements he must do, this is all experience. We have to suffer for the moment, the fans are not happy, the results are not positive. We work and think positive.”
On the situation: “I’m very excited, I’m focused on the pitch, I wanted to score and make the sign of god under the Curva.”
Milan’s next game is against Cagliari on Saturday afternoon, and it wouldn’t be surprising if Ibrahimovic plays that game from start, considering the impact he had on the game today. Then again, he also needs the help of his teammates to succeed.