Zlatan Ibrahimović returned from his 9-month hiatus – To continue for more years?

The Swedish star believes that he still has playing years in the tank.

Ibrahimović played a good 15 minutes against Atalanta. PDO

A football player Zlatan Ibrahimović was a relieved man on Sunday. The Swede played his first minutes of the season when AC Milan faced Atalanta in Seria A.

Ibrahimović was replaced on the field in the 74th minute. He didn’t score a goal, but the reigning champions of Italy won 2–0 and moved up to second place in the series.

Ibrahimović, who has recovered from knee surgery, revealed to reporters after the match that he could have returned to real action months earlier.

– I could have played six months ago, but I promised the coach that I would wait. I wanted to be with the team and help, Ibrahimović told DAZN.

The 41-year-old striker last played before Sunday on May 22. In the same spring, AC Milan celebrated the scudetto. Ibrahimović has won the Italian premiership five times, but the last one was the hardest for him. Kroppa had a tough championship season for a long time.

– I suffered so much then. In the last six months I could barely play, but that was the season we were about to win the Scudetto.

The superstar who is always ready to speak is the oldest player in Serie A, just one month older Gianluca Pegolo after. However, the Swede, who became AC Milan’s oldest player of all time, is not ready for retirement.

Ibrahimović believes that he still has a lot to give at the top level of football.

– If the situation does not change, I will continue playing for a few more years, not just next year, Ibrahimović said Tuttomercatowebin by.

Negotiations started?

Ibrahimović’s confirmation was not just a ring of words, as the next season seems to be secured soon. Corriere dello Sport reported after the weekend that the Swede has started contract negotiations with Milan. The source mentions that the conclusion of the contract will depend on whether the attacker is able to play to his full potential this season.

Ibrahimović, who is playing the last year of his contract, can take the rest of the season in Seria A a little more calmly than last year. Napoli leads the series with a difference of 18 points and is on its way to the championship.

However, the Swede has another carrot left. AC Milan is involved in the Champions League playoff stage, and the giants have never won that tournament.

Milan leads 1-0 when the team travels to Tottenham’s home in London.