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‘I feel at home at Milan,' says Ibra as his contract soon expires

Sun 27 December 2020 | 10:38

The iconic Swedish striker believes Milan are on top of all the clubs he has previously played in.

Zlatan Ibrahimović

believes

Milan

is the club where he ‘feels at home,’ and Milan executive

Ivan Gazidis

has commented on the extension deal speculation that goes around the 39-year-old.

The veteran forward has seen the rebirth of his career when he joined Milan in 2019. He had two impressive years at

LA Galaxy

before returning to Europe. The former Sweden international, who joined Milan on a six-month contract, met the back of the net 11 times in 20 appearances for his side this season, securing the first title in group H

Europa League

knockout stage.

Ibrahimović was later handed a one-year deal at Milan and has proved to have a rich vein of form despite his age. The striker has scored 11 goals in 10 matches in

Serie A

, helping Pioli’s side mount the table holding the title. As Ibra’s contract is due to expire in six months, speculations are rising around another extension contract and he has confirmed he ‘feels at home’ in Milan.

"

I have played in many clubs and have respect for all my club, great memories - but Milan is the club where I feel at home,

" Ibrahimovic said. "

I go to Milanello every morning and I am in no hurry to go home, because I am at home. I felt like this the first time I came to Milan, it was 2010.

"With Galliani and Berlusconi, with the team, everyone who worked there, there was another feeling, another atmosphere. They made you feel at home. I liked it because I could be myself and at the same time I was playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world. This is why Milan is top of the top for me."

Executive Gazidis, however, admitted that the talks surrounding an extension will be further discussed.

"

We haven't talked about the renewal yet,

" Gazidis said. "

It will be a decision not only of the club, but also his. He is a special person with extraordinary motivation and great intelligence.

"This combination gives him great strength in everything he does. We had already tried to sign him in January 2019, but he told us no because the story with the Galaxy wasn't over.

"Ibra makes the group improve because he challenges you to give more, and this challenge is accepted by everyone, players and clubs. He makes the difference

."

Ibrahimović also commented about Milan CEO’s point of view regarding his influence on the team and he admitted his fixation on winning may have angered his team-mates.

"

Victory is my drug. It's hard to explain, but when I'm on the pitch I have to win. At all costs, always. I have a 95% winning rating in training, in practice matches,

" Ibra said. "

It's not a lie. When. I lose, you see, but it doesn't happen often because I don't lose. I'm fixated on winning, maybe a bit too much.

"Maybe it's understood with the team too, as in the draw with Parma - maybe six months ago they would have been happy, but this time they were all angry, the next day they still were."


source: SportMob