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Sport Ibrahimovic believes Milan can win the Serie A title after derby win

12:05  18 october  2020
12:05  18 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists AC Milan can WIN the Serie A title after starring in derby -day victory over rivals Inter Milan . And Ibrahimovic , who only committed to another year in Italy recently after his spell at LA Galaxy, was full of belief that Milan could have a season to remember following such a

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists AC Milan can challenge for the Serie A title after their victory in the derby against Inter on Saturday night.

The Swede's first-half double - which came in his first game back since his positive coronavirus test - was enough for Milan to secure their first city derby victory in the league in over four years.

And Ibrahimovic, who only committed to another year in Italy recently after his spell at LA Galaxy, was full of belief that Milan could have a season to remember following such a significant victory at the San Siro.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists AC Milan can challenge for Serie A after their win against Inter Milan © Provided by Daily Mail Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists AC Milan can challenge for Serie A after their win against Inter Milan a group of men playing a game of football: Ibrahimovic tapped in the rebound after his penalty was saved by Samir Handanovic © Provided by Daily Mail Ibrahimovic tapped in the rebound after his penalty was saved by Samir Handanovic

'Milan hadn't won the derby in four years, I was stuck at home for two weeks, so I was hungry and it showed,' Ibrahimovic told Sky Sport Italia.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic claimed he could have scored four goals if he were a younger man despite leading AC Milan to an opening day victory over Bologna in Serie A . 'Today it was important to win the first game and start well. Our goal is to do better than last year. The Swedish superstar signed a contract

'I lost my sense of taste a little bit, but I had a swab every three days and nobody was going to stop me playing the derby.


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'I'm disappointed that the penalty was saved, but the important thing is that the team won. I am the oldest in the squad, I feel a lot of responsibility and I like that feeling, as they all follow my lead and are hungry to win.'

Ibrahimovic added that he knew he could return to his peak level despite his COVID test and his willingness to continue playing at the top level at 39.

'I know my level. After the injury, I went to America in order to feel alive. I told Jose Mourinho at Manchester United that I wasn't ready and didn't want to be a disappointment, so I went to America.

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Milan has enjoyed an impressive resurgence since Serie A returned following the coronavirus postponement "If I was here from the beginning of the season, we would have won the Scudetto Zlatan Ibrahimovic led AC Milan 's comeback against Juventus. After title challengers Inter Milan

Won like 4 one-on-ones in a row going up the entire pitch. If he manages to lead Milan to the Scudetto (highly improbable) at the age if 39, then he's a fucking legendary player. He did say if he had been at Milan since the beginning last season, they would have won the title

a man with a football ball: The 39-year-old scored his second from Rafael Leao's cross - which proved to be the winner © Provided by Daily Mail The 39-year-old scored his second from Rafael Leao's cross - which proved to be the winner a group of people playing football on a field: Saturday night's win was Milan's first city derby victory in the league in over four years © Provided by Daily Mail Saturday night's win was Milan's first city derby victory in the league in over four years

'Mino Raiola told me to return to Europe, they told me Milan needed me, so I came. I feel like a more complete player now than I was 10 years ago.

'If I had the fitness levels I did 10 years ago, nobody would stop me. Mind you, they can't stop me now either.

'I train hard, I play with experience and teammates who are ready to help out. I won't accept them taking their foot off the gas, in training or in a match. We must always train at 200 per cent.

'We are taking it one game at a time. When I arrived, the objective was qualifying for Europe and we did it. I do think the Scudetto is a possibility, because if you believe, then you can achieve anything. There's a long way to go, though.'

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