Zlatan Ibrahimovic is known for his ability to be a leader even when he isn’t playing, but the fact is he has not been on the pitch enough this season.
Tuttosport (via MilanNews) recall how he sustained an Achilles tendon problem at the end of January in the draw against Juventus, and since then he has played just 31 minutes in the last two and a half months of the season.
Milan are missing Ibrahimovic and the experience that he brings as well as his quality, which is especially apparent given he is still the joint-top scorer in the league for the Rossoneri with eight goals alongside Rafael Leao and Olivier Giroud.
Unfortunately, the 40-year-old is not only very far from his best condition, but at the moment he is also out due to an overload of his left knee. We will see if he will recover or not to at least be on the bench against Genoa, but head coach Stefano Pioli is now used to practically never having him available except for a very few games.
In this decisive moment of the season, being able to count on someone like Ibra would have been very important, but time catches up with everyone eventually.