AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made the claim that he is ‘still god’ ahead of his potential return to action on Friday against Torino.
Ibrahimovic has returned to training with the rest of the Milan squad and is therefore finally closing in on a return that has been eight months in the making, given that he underwent surgery to almost completely reconstruct his knee after the Scudetto win.
Given that the team are currently on a run of four defeats in a row and seven games without a win, the hope is that the Swede can give a huge boost to the dressing room and bring a sense of belief to help turn the corner.
Ibrahimovic spoke exclusively to Claudio Raimondi in SportMediaset a few days after his return to the pitches of Milanello, and his comments were relayed by MilanNews.
“I’m still God, I’m still number 1: now I come back and change the music. I have a lot of desire, I want to do many things, what I have lost in these 7/8 months. I wasted time. Team in crisis? I’m not worried, these are normal moments within a season. Now we need to talk little and demonstrate our value on the field,” he said.
There’s no shortage of criticism…
“It’s normal, because if they don’t criticise you, you’re not at the top. They’ve criticised me for 25 years because I’m number one, I’m used to it. It’s like adding fuel to the fire and when you play with fire, you burn yourself. Do I still feel like God? Of course. It does not change anything.”
Can you help the team?
“I’m fine, I’m very fine! I’ve returned to the group and I feel free, free on and off the pitch. It means I’m fine. In this period I’ve done everything to help the coach, staff and club from outside. I was patient because I had to come back at the top, the recovery is going according to plan.”
Zlatan iz back!! ❤️🖤
If he’s still a better one then origi. Then let’s renew him another year.
yeah if he comes back and does good forsure 1 more year