Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is currently recovering from an Achilles injury, was initially called up by Sweden for the upcoming international break. However, it has now been announced that he will stay at Milanello.
The striker, who will turn 40 tomorrow, has only featured in one game this season and it was only for 30 minutes. In other words, many expected him to withdraw as soon as the call-up was announced earlier this week, but now it’s official.
Sweden’s head coach, Janne Andersson, has confirmed that Ibrahimovic won’t take part in the upcoming camp. Instead, they have decided to call up Coventry forward Viktor Gyökeres, which is an interesting selection for sure.
“Unfortunately, Zlatan hasn’t come far enough in his rehabilitation process to be with us this upcoming camp. It’s a shame for us and also Zlatan of course,” he said as cited by Fotbollskanalen.
Ibrahimovic will continue his rehabilitation process at Milanello and the plan is to have him back in action for the game against Hellas Verona after the break. Hopefully, he will be able to continue the season without many injuries.