Milan talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic hails Stefano Pioli as a great coach and saying he has ‘Zlatanised’ the coach, but insists there is no time to waste at Milan.
In an interview with Discovery+, the former Sweden international reveals how he has affected the environment at the club since he rejoined in January 2020.
“Perhaps I Zlatanised Pioli and made him become more like me,”
“He arrived at a Milan side where the atmosphere was difficult. If we are where we are now, it is thanks to the work he’s done, as he is a great coach.
“He has the right mentality and expects a lot of the team, even if it’s quite a young squad. Perhaps he has more patience than me, but then he is older and more mature than me too.
“When you play at this level, it’s the same pressure, it doesn’t matter who you are. If you are here, then you deserve to be here and nobody is meant to wait around for you.
“I don’t care if you are young or not, there’s no time to waste at Milan. You have to play well now. If I don’t play well, Milan will sign another striker, it’s the same for everyone.