MN: Trophies and personal milestones – Ibrahimovic fired up ahead of his return

By Oliver Fisher -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a burning desire to get back on the pitch and his return is getting closer, with a number of different objectives to fight for.

MilanNews write how at his age and after such a serious injury, Ibra cannot afford to rush things too much and risk new problems which is why his return to training with the group will be gradual and will only begin when he feels 100%.

The Swede only wants to play if he can still be decisive and useful to the team. In addition to winning and helping Milan win a trophy again this year, Zlatan is on the hunt for some personal targets to achieve.

The first is in the Champions League: if he were to take the field against Tottenham on 14 February, he would become the fifth-oldest player to play in a Champions League match (that day Ibra will be 41 years, 4 months and 11 days old), and the oldest outfield player.

If he manages to score a goal, the Milan No.11 would become the oldest scorer in the history of the Champions League, a record which currently belongs to Francesco Totti who scored against CSKA Moscow at the age of 38 years, 1 month and 29 days.

Ibrahimovic is at 48 goals in the top European club competition, therefore two away from 50 which means he would enter the top 10 of best scorers in the Champions League.

Finally, there is also another personal milestone that Ibra hopes to reach by the end of this season, namely 100 goals for Milan in all competitions and he is eight goals short at present.

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