Sweden head coach Andersson hints at possible Ibrahimovic call-up

By Oliver Fisher -

Sweden coach Janne Anderson has suggested that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is being considered for a call-up to the national team again.

After 16 minutes against Atalanta and 24 minutes against Fiorentina, tonight the Swede is destined to further increase his playing time over the coming games. After a week of good training the 41-year-old was hoping for a starting spot tonight, but according to Pioli he is not yet ready to play from the first minute.

He has not started a game since 9 January 2022 against Venezia but after nine months out just being able to play football again must feel like a big step forward for Zlatan, who will become the oldest ever scorer in the top five European leagues with his next goal.

Interviewed by Fotbollskanalen.se, the Sweden coach Andersson spoke about Ibrahimovic and in particular whether he could be called up for the games later in the month despite such a long absence.

“I already expressed my thoughts some time ago: if Zlatan is fit and healthy, even if perhaps not able to being able to start from the beginning, for what he demonstrates in commitment and leadership he is a player who can still give a lot,” he said (via SempreMilan.it).

“Even at Milan, even though he doesn’t play much, he is giving a lot to the Rossoneri. Call-up? On Wednesday you will see if he will be or not.”

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