‘There is only one king in Milan’ – Zlatan and Giroud share heart-warming exchange

By Oliver Fisher -

The preparations for the farewell of Olivier Giroud are continuing to ramp up, and a video has been published in which he recalls some AC Milan memories with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Canal+ have posted a clip which shows Giroud and Ibrahimovic face to face reminiscing the past three seasons together at Milan, and the Frenchman recalled something that the Swede said to him when he first arrived.

Giroud: “What’s up bro? Nice to see you! Do you remember the first time I arrived at Milan the thing you told me? You told me: ‘There is only one king in Milan, it’s me!’

“I loved it because it was you, and even if I had never spoken to you before, I felt like ‘it’s him, it’s a nice welcome’.”

Ibrahimovic: “When you came in the picture I was very happy because I know the experience you have, you’ve won big trophies…

“We needed some kind of experienced, a leader that could lead the way and that’s what I said to you: ‘Oli just be you, and the team will follow you’.

“I said: ‘Wherever he went he won, how he won doesn’t matter, he won. And he has this mentality in him’.”

Giroud: “That’s what I like the most because the thing you do on the pitch is one thing but what you brought to the team in the dressing room is another thing.

“Not a lot of people are like you, caring about the others.”

It has already been announced that Giroud will be departing once the season is over because he has signed a deal with Los Angeles FC over in Major League Soccer in the United States.

Tags AC Milan Olivier Giroud Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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