Ibrahimovic shuns notion of retirement after Sweden exit: “I will continue for as long as I can”

By Oliver Fisher -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has spoken about his future after Sweden were beaten in the World Cup play-off final by Poland last night.

A Robert Lewandowski penalty and a goal from Napoli’s Piotr Zielinski were enough for Poland to book their place in the tournament later this year and that means Ibrahimovic will not participate in the World Cup in Qatar, something that some sources claimed would influence the decision about his future.

Of course there are other factors at play such as his physical condition, something he has struggled with over the past couple of seasons and influenced the fact that he could only play less than 20 minutes off the bench last night.

However, his comments after the game suggest he has no intention of stopping playing football as he spoke about his future and suggested that he will keep going.

“As long as I can stay healthy and play and contribute something, I hope so. I will continue for as long as I can, and this applies to the national team but also to Milan,” he said (via MilanNews).

“I haven’t talked to the coach yet, but I would have liked to meet him earlier. I would have needed just one minute with him and I would certainly have returned to the national team earlier.”

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1 Comment

  1. I thought Ibra said he ‘ll quit if Sweden fails to qualify, Milan should sign another striker, Ibra cannot be relied upon forever, there time for everything. now is the time to let go!!!

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