Milan’s Swedish ahead Zlatan Ibrahimovic poses along with his new jersey throughout his official presentation as new AC Milan participant on the membership’s headquarters Casa Milan in Milan on January 3, 2019. MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP
Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic warned Friday he was not again at AC Milan as a mascot however for the “last bit of adrenaline” and to raise a membership he cherished out of a tough state of affairs.
“I’m not here as a mascot to dance for the fans next to the Devil (Milan mascot),” the 38-year-old informed a press convention in Milan.
“I’m looking for the last bit of adrenaline I might have. At my age you’re not looking for anything else but a challenge.
“When you’re 38 and get hired by AC Milan it’s something that doesn’t happen very often, coming here means I still have something to give.
“I got more requests now than when I was 28,” he continued.
“I am ready, I feel more than alive, I hope to play immediately.”
Ibrahimovic has signed a six-month contract price 3.5 million euros ($3.9 million) with the choice for an extra 12 months.
It will mark the Swede’s second stint with Milan, seven years after he left for Paris Saint-Germain.
He performed for the Rossoneri from 2010-2012 scoring 56 objectives in 85 appearances and helped the membership win their 18th and final league title in 2011.
One of essentially the most profitable golf equipment on the planet the seven-times European champions are eleventh within the desk simply seven factors above relegation.
Milan chief soccer officer Zvonimir Boban contacted the Swede after he left Los Angeles Galaxy in October and the calls intensified after a 5-0 loss to Atalanta final month, their heaviest defeat in 21 years.
“After Atalanta I got lots and lots of calls, it wasn’t a difficult decision in the end,” continued Ibrahimovic.
“Last time I left Milan I didn’t want to leave. Milan gave me the happiness of playing soccer, I hope this will be true again.
“Things need to be improved in the field and that’s why I’m here.
“Milan is always AC Milan and the image of ACM is something that cannot be deleted, you can’t change history.”
Ibrahimovic mentioned that going to the United States after his career-threatening knee harm at Manchester United had refuelled his ardour.
“After two MLS championships I feel more than lively,” he mentioned.
“It’s not that I can play like when I was 28 or 35, things change but you know what you can do. Rather than running you can kick a ball from 40 metres,” he smiled.
Ibrahimovic began his profession at Malmo in his native Sweden.
He went on to play for Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, Milan, PSG and Manchester United, successful trophies with all these golf equipment.
But Boban warned that the membership wouldn’t simply be relying on Ibrahimovic.
“We can’t forget the horrible and unacceptable defeat at Bergamo, but we must not hide behind the broad shoulders of Zlatan Ibrahimovic,” mentioned Boban.
“We hope the course of the season will change and are optimistic about the effect he will have on the team and the environment but we need results.”
AC Milan’s first recreation after the winter break will probably be at residence towards Sampdoria on Monday.