Ibrahimovic after recovering from Corona and scoring a double in the Milan derby victory (1: 2): "I was hungry" • Coach Stefano Fioli: "He wanted to be replaced, but I refused to take him off the pitch"
Zlatan Ibrahimovic just did not finish.
At the age of 39 and after recovering from Corona, the Swedish striker scored a double (13, 16) yesterday (Saturday) and ensured a 1: 2 victory in the Milan derby against Inter.
"I was so hungry. They imprisoned the wrong animal at home," Ibrahimovic said after the game.
"It was not mentally easy to be at home. The body is shaking because he wants to work, wants to play. I stayed at home and had to wait to train with the team again."
Despite the few minutes of play in the last month, Zlatan completed 90 minutes yesterday and went up to five goals in three appearances this season.
After the game it became clear that the Swede wanted to be replaced, but coach Stefano Fioli decided to keep him until the end.
"He was tired and wanted to go down to the bench, but this time I was the one who refused him," revealed Fioli. "Zlatan is exceptional. He brings so much to the team with his talent, determination and character. "Everything, from a cup final to a training game. I can't take credit for dealing with Ibrahimovic, because it's very easy."