Sport Ibrahimovic: Milan can win Scudetto but it's a long road

12:15  18 october  2020
12:15  18 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

AC Milan extend lead at Serie A summit despite wasteful display

  AC Milan extend lead at Serie A summit despite wasteful display Stefano Pioli's men were pegged back three times as two of their players were sidelined after contracting Covid-19 having played in Thursday's Europa League win over Celtic.Ibrahimovic, 39, gave Milan the lead in the second minute before Edin Dzeko headed Roma level 12 minutes later after unconvincing goalkeeping from Ciprian Tatarusanu, who was deputising for Gianluigi Donnarumma after the Italian had contracted Covid-19.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists AC Milan can WIN the Serie A title after starring in derby-day victory over rivals Inter Milan . '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

Milan has enjoyed an impressive resurgence since Serie A returned following the coronavirus postponement and is now second in the form table "If I was here from the beginning of the season, we would have won the Scudetto ," he told DAZN after the match. "I am president, coach and player

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes Milan can end Juventus' Scudetto dominance after his double ensured a 2-1 derby win over Inter.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic wearing a blue shirt: Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic © Getty Images Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Milan are top of Serie A with the league's only 100 per cent record after seeing off their city rivals.

Ibrahimovic put Milan 2-0 up inside 16 minutes, with Romelu Lukaku pulling one back before the half-hour for Inter.

Inter could not complete the comeback, though, meaning Milan are three points ahead of Atalanta through four games.

Stefano Pioli's men have not lost since a 2-1 defeat to Genoa in March and Ibrahimovic sees no reason Milan cannot regain the title they last won in 2011 before Juve's run of nine successive Scudetti.

Milan 3-0 Sparta Prague: Diaz, Leao and Dalot on target as Ibrahimovic misses penalty

  Milan 3-0 Sparta Prague: Diaz, Leao and Dalot on target as Ibrahimovic misses penalty Brahim Diaz, Rafael Leao and Diogo Dalot were on target as Milan made it two wins from two in this season's Europa League.Stefano Pioli’s side – who beat Celtic 3-1 in their group opener last week – were sharp from the outset and went ahead after 24 minutes courtesy of Brahim Diaz's smart finish.

Ibrahimovic spent two years with Milan earlier in his distinguished career, a stint that included securing the Serie A title in 2011. Ibrahimovic ’ s decision to continue at Milan is a boost for head coach Stefano Pioli, who signed a contract extension in July following a strong finish to the season.

AC Milan boss Sinisa Mihajlovic believes if the club were to re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic then they will be serious Serie A title contenders. He said: 'I can't say anything about Ibra. He is a player who can make the difference. 'If he came, we'd be serious candidates to win the Scudetto .

He told Sky Sport Italia: "We are at the beginning. Since I arrived, the team has been doing great things, especially after the lockdown.

"The team is growing a lot, the mentality is different, the young people take more responsibility. They all train great.

"I feel a lot of responsibility; I'm the oldest in the team. A situation that I really like, everyone follows me, and everyone is hungry to win.

"We are thinking one game at a time. Every game is like a final. When I arrived the goal was Europe and we got there.

"The goal for the club is to arrive again in Europe, my personal goals are different, but I keep them to myself.

"Scudetto? In my opinion, there is a sure possibility, one who believes can do anything. We believe it, then in the end we will see how it goes. It is still a long road."

Ibrahimovic 'fine' to face Celtic but Pioli unsure about extent of Calhanoglu injury .
Milan boss Stefano Pioli vows to name a full-strength side against Celtic but injured midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is not part of the squad.Veteran striker Ibrahimovic scored twice in Saturday's 2-1 win over bitter rivals Inter and is part of Milan's 22-man squad for Thursday's Europa League Group H opener with Celtic in Glasgow.

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