Zlatan Ibrahimović opened the new season in the style of his best seasons. He decided the Milan derby with two goals, and after the match he revealed that the quarantine only inflamed his desire for success.
Milan is the first winner of the great Milan derby, and the role of the hero belonged to someone other than the legendary Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored both goals for Milan, and could even score a hat-trick, but failed to beat Samir Handanović from the penalty spot.
The Swedish star scored in his first two appearances in Serie A. four hits, which is all the more impressive knowing that his preparations were disrupted by quarantine, which isolated him from the rest of the team for two weeks.
“Milan haven’t won a derby in four years. I was locked up at home for two weeks, so I was hungry for success and that was seen on the pitch. No one could stop me from playing in the derby,“said the 39 – year – old after the match Ibrahimovic, in dodal.
“I’m the oldest player on the team, I feel a lot of responsibility and I really like that feeling. My teammates can follow me and share my hunger to win.”
Ibrahimović’s answer to the question of whether such brilliant performances surprise him could not be more typical for him.
“I know what I can do. After the injury I went to the US because I wanted to feel alive again. I told Jose Mourinho that I wasn’t ready and that I didn’t want to disappoint, so I went to the US. Mino Raiola convinced me to I told him that Milan wanted to bring me back, so I came in. Today I am a more complete footballer than I was ten years ago. If I were physically at the same level as ten years ago, no one could Well, because even now no one can.”