Tuttosport: Pioli pleased as Milan perform even without Ibrahimovic – the numbers

By Isak Möller -

Although Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the soul of Milan, the numbers show that the Rossoneri can make up for his absence. Thanks to the foundation built since January, they are able to cope even without key players. 

As Tuttosport reports (via MilanNews), it’s forbidden to diminish the importance of Ibrahimovic and all the work he has done for the club. But his teammates have shown that they can handle it, backed up by the numbers.

This season, without Ibrahimovic, they have scored 21 goals (out of the 39 total scored so far). The group, therefore, is coping with the absence of the 39-year-old striker without particular shocks, showing solidity and compactness.

Obviously, it’s always better to have Ibrahimovic on the pitch than in the stands to cheer, but Pioli can still be satisfied and sleep peacefully. Hakan Calhanoglu, with four goals (five in total), leads the special ranking of ‘without-Ibra’ scorers.

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