Irrepressible AC Milan ahead Zlatan Ibrahimovic likened himself to movie character Benjamin Button after scoring twice in a 4-1 Serie A win at Sampdoria. “Folks inform me I’m outdated and drained however I’m simply getting warmed up,” the 38-year-old Swede instructed Milan’s TV channel after taking his tally to 9 league objectives since he returned for a second stint on the membership in January.
“I’m like Benjamin Button, besides I’ve at all times been younger, by no means outdated,” he added, referring to the primary character in a 2008 Oscar-winning Hollywood film a couple of man who ages in reverse.
After struggling within the first half of the season, Milan have misplaced solely twice since Ibrahimovic’s arrival.
“It’s apparent that Ibra has been essential for our enchancment, though it wasn’t simply his arrival, it was additionally the work we did within the earlier months,” mentioned Milan coach Stefano Pioli, whose aspect are sixth in Serie A.
Ibrahimovic’s contract expires on the finish of the season and Pioli mentioned it was as much as the membership administrators to barter an extension.
“I can’t do a lot concerning the monetary aspect,” he mentioned. “(Ibrahimovic) tells me that he feels good, that he’s glad, and he proves it with the work he does day by day.”