Tuttosport: Ibrahimovic’s decision not to join Sweden squad has angered head coach

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have angered the Swedish national team coach by convincing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to snub an international call-up, a report claims.

There were some eyebrows made when Sweden boss Janne Anderson decided to select Ibrahimovic in his squad for their upcoming internationals over the break, given that the centre-forward has missed the last few games for Milan having sustained an injury in the win over Lazio.

According to this morning’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews), Ibrahimovic is feeling better but he is not yet able to take to the field and therefore will not be available to Pioli for Sunday’s match against Atalanta.

The 39-year-old has taken the decision – in conjunction with the advice of the club doctors – to not respond to the call-up from Sweden. The paper adds though that it was decided together with doctors from the Swedish national team, but the coach Andersson seems to have not taken the decision well.

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  1. So he’s one of those coaches that are willing to sacrifice his players’ health over meaningless matches. That’s nice. I bet the players appreciate it.

  2. This coach is out of his mind, Ibra has managed to play partially in one game so far this season. Not a whole game so what is he expecting. I am 100% behind Ibra on this

  3. I would have liked ibra to be part of the sweden squad and maybe play alittle.. 🙁 but of he is not ready enough i can understand it..

  4. He should not be in the Swedish national team. He is barely fit to play for his club. He is in an age where he can’t play to much games. In Milan we need him and he shouldn’t risk himself getting injured in national games. He should do what Maldini did to to take care of himself, withdraw from the national team.

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