Zlatan Ibrahimovic will bid farewell to the AC Milan fans tomorrow night at San Siro and it will certainly be an evening full of emotion.
As MilanNews writes, Ibrahimovic will leave the Rossoneri as a two-time Italian Champion and a winner of the Supercoppa Italiana but perhaps above all as the one who has helped to revive the Rossoneri over the last three years, restoring mentality and dignity.
Tomorrow evening the chapter will close and Ibrahimovic – at the end of the match against Hellas Verona – will say goodbye the fans for the last time at San Siro, of which over 70,000 are expected.
In his first spell at Milan, Zlatan amassed a total of 57 goals in 85 appearances with some unforgettable strikes, but it is the Swede’s second act that will perhaps go down as the most important.
Back on December 27 of 2019, the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the Rossoneri marked the sporting rebirth of a club that seemed destined to remain in a frustrating limbo for a long time.
The cycle started with the now infamous 5-0 defeat away against Atalanta and tomorrow it will close. His team-mates will lose a figure many have called an ‘older brother’, and this has led Zlatan to perform more and more, to ‘feel young’ as he often said.
After the 4-2 comeback victory against Juventus in 2019-20 he joked that with him available from the start of the season Milan would win the Scudetto. He kept his word and the Diavolo hoisted the title last season, the culmination of a path that Ibra helped guide the young team down.