AC Milan’s Swedish ahead Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring his crew’s fourth aim in the course of the Italian Cup ((Coppa Italia) spherical of 8 soccer match between AC Milan and Torino on January 28, 2020 on the san Siro stadium in Milan. MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss AC Milan’s Italian league sport in opposition to Hellas Verona on the San Siro on Sunday due to a bout of flu, coach Stefano Pioli confirmed.
Milan have taken ten factors in 4 video games since Ibrahimovic’s return, and the Swede scored his second aim in the course of the week as they booked a spot within the Italian Cup semi-final.
“Ibrahimovic and (Simon) Kjaer have had the flu for a few days. We also have some problems with (Rade) Krunic, but the team is ready,” stated Pioli.
Eighth-placed Milan have been boosted by signing Ibrahimovic, who helped the membership to their final Serie A title in 2011, within the January switch window, and are eight factors off the Champions League locations.
“When you win a lot it doesn’t happen by chance. The climb is very tiring and very steep, but when it comes, it’s a beautiful view. We must go on being motivated.”
Pioli stated he was happy together with his winter purchases, including “players of substance who also give us a lot in terms of personality” with the Milan derby looming subsequent weekend in opposition to Inter.
“We added not only Zlatan but also Kjaer and (Asmir) Begovic and young players with the same outlook,” he continued.
“Now we have a cohesive group that wants to work.”