Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

After Sweden’s recent missed qualification to the World Cup in Qatar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic clarified, in his usual way, the doubts about his future with these words:

“I will continue as long as I can, this match does not change my plans. As long as I am able to make a contribution, I hope to continue. This goes for both Sweden and Milan.”

The “bad-boy” from Malmö does not have numbers on his side: he has not played in a World Cup since 2006 and has never scored in the competition. The possibility of seeing him in an even more future World Cup edition at the age of 45 is quite off chance but, with Zlatan, you can never say never.

At the moment, the big Swede must solve the problem he’s been having to his right Achilles tendon since he picked up an injury on January 23 against Juventus. His recovery is getting closer, as evidenced by his entrance to the pitch with the national team in the last 10 minutes of their World Cup playoff game.

The Rossoneri fans are waiting for him at the San Siro for the final rush in view of the Scudetto. They felt reassured by his statement despite rumors of a possible farewell at the end of the season.

In case of promotion to Serie A, Adriano Galliani’s Monza could make an attempt at luring him, even if the manager himself considers the operation just “fantasy.” The Condor, however, would not be new to such sensational deals, just like he used to do during his days as Milan CEO when he used to keep a low profile for most of the transfer market only to get to action in the final days of the session.