At 39, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has only one dream: to play Euro 2021 with Sweden.
The former Paris Saint-Germain striker made it clear, being recalled to the selection in March.
But this desire may have shattered this Sunday, during the slap inflicted by AC Milan on Juventus (3-0), in Turin.
In the 65th minute of this Serie A clash decisive for qualification in the Champions League, "Zlatan" left his side with a very worrying attitude.
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🤕 Injury and big worry for Zlatan Ibrahimovic before the Euro!
😵 The Swede injured himself on his left knee on a bad supporthttps: //t.co/d7vd5uUQhM
- beIN SPORTS (@beinsports_FR) May 9, 2021
The striker injured himself, and his face seemed to confirm the most pessimistic suspicions: the cruciate ligaments in his left knee could be affected. Already affected by this injury in the past, one of the most serious for a football player, Ibrahimovic seemed to confirm this with his emotional gaze, his nod and words as if to curse fate. If he walked off the pitch on his own, the reactions of the other players, the attitude of his coach, Stefano Pioli, and a hug with Giorgio Chiellini a few minutes later corroborated this idea. But additional examinations will help to find out more.
In any case, these images leave a sad impression. That of a disaster at the worst time for the top scorer in the history of the Swedish selection (62 goals). In a month (June 11-July 11), Euro 2021 was to be the last major event disputed by the star, the year of his 40 years. A kind of jubilee that may have come to an end this Sunday.