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Ninja can still make a difference - Zlatan on Sweden return

Fri 26 March 2021 | 10:43

The Swedish star performed very well in returning to national competitions.

Returning to the

Swedish national team

after five years, Zlatan Ibrahimovic claimed that at the age of 39 he is able to make a difference.

The AC Milan star announced his retirement from the national team after Euro 2016, but he suddenly returned to the Swedish national team and in the match against Georgia, he needed only 35 minutes to send an assist in Sweden 1-0 win. Ibrahimovic became the oldest player to play in the World Cup qualifier for Sweden, breaking the previous record held by Thomas Ravelli at 38 years and 59 days. Now he stressed that he can still make a difference for his team.

"When I play, I try to do my things," Ibrahimovic told reporters.

"There is nothing that I plan to do or think to do before a game; it's just impulsive stuff. I can still do those movements, that ninja stuff. I still have it in me, even if I'm 39.

"The feeling was amazing. I just missed the Swedish crowd, the fans, because the last time I played here was a full stadium and the atmosphere is different when it's full but the rest was amazing.

"I was very happy. I was very proud. I had a great feeling when I was on the field and I tried to give my best, like every time, to help the team-mates and to help myself to perform.

"The game was not easy. We were not dangerous as we should be but at the end of the day, we won and we took the three points that we needed to bring. This is the first game we have been together for two, three days, and from this point on, it will be better and better."

Zlatan, who played in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, has failed to score in competitions and has an unfinished business.


source: SportMob