Ibrahimovic: “My Contract with Milan Does Not Really Expire”

Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants to finish his career at Milan and possibly win another Scudetto. “Every day, I wake up in pain, but I have some goals in mind. You have to get used to suffering. I turn that into energy. It is the adrenaline that allows me to stay at this level.”

The 40-year-old striker participated to TV show Che Tempo Che Fa. He addressed the upcoming clash with Liverpool: “It is a key game, and we will have to perform to the best of our capabilities, and then we will see.”

Ibrahimovic contributed to changing the fortunes of Milan with his return: “The credit does not go entirely to me, but also to the team. Then the trophies make all the difference. My contract does not really expire, and I want to keep going as much as possible. We should pressure the club to extend it, and I hope to stay here for the rest of my life. I still have some objectives to achieve, and I want to lift another title.”

“I do not know what will be in store for me after football; therefore, I am a little scared about retiring. We will see, but I want to continue playing to avoid having any regret.”

Ibrahimovic weighed in on a few different persons: “Marco van Basten gave me many issues because they compared me to him when I joined Ajax, and it was not easy to live up to expectations. Inter’s Ronaldo was the best, I tried to imitate him, but he did things at an incredible speed. José Mourinho is a great friend and coach, and he made me grow on and off the pitch. Mino Raiola is everything to me: an agent, a dad, more than family.”