Zlatan Ibrahimovic: “Milan believe in Scudetto Chase But it’s a long season”

Chidalu Obiajulu

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes in his club’s Seria A title chase after extending their stellar start to the season by beating Roma
  • Milan beat AS Roma 2-1 at Stadio Olimpico on Sunday, with Ibrahimovic opening the scoring with a stunning low 25th minute free-kick
  • This win against AS Roma means Milan have 31 points from possible 33 points from 11 Seria A games, sitting behind leaders Napoli only on goal difference.
  • The Rossoneri last lifted the Scudetto in 2010-11, enduring several lean and bad years before been the runners up last season.

40 years old Swedish international and AC Milan player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes in his club’s Seria A title chase after extending their stellar start to the season by beating Roma. However, the ever green star who has played for lots of club in Europe PSG,Inter Milan, Barcelona, Manchester United and others admitted there is a long way to go for AC Milan.

Milan beat AS Roma 2-1 at Stadio Olimpico on Sunday, with Ibrahimovic opening the scoring with a stunning low 25th minute free-kick, which marked the 400th league goal of his career; 150 of those goals coming in Seria A where he has played for both Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan.

The Swedish player earned his side a penalty for their second goal, with their midfielder, Franck Kessie converting from the spot in the 57th minute, before Stephan El Shaarawy’s late consolation.

This win against AS Roma means Milan have 31 points from possible 33 points from 11 Seria A games, sitting behind leaders Napoli only on goal difference.

Milan became only the fourth team in Seria A history to win 10 of the first 11 games of the season, after Roma, Juventus (two times) and Napoli(two times).

“We’ll try. We believe in this, we’ve done well so far,but it’s a long season and we must continue to be consistent in our work,” Ibrahimovic told DAZN after the encounter about their title aspirations and plans.

“We believe, but it’s early days. Take it one game at a time,” he added.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes in his club’s Seria A title chase after extending their stellar start to the season by beating Roma.

The Rossoneri last lifted the Scudetto in 2010-11, enduring several lean and bad years before been the runners up last season.

Milan who will face rivals, Derby and current champions, Inter, next, have only dropped points in the league this season away to Juventus, while Roma had been unbeaten at home prior to the Sunday’s encounter and win.

“XIt was a very outstanding performance,we played like title chaser, with alot of confidence and our style,” Ibrahimovic said after scoring his fourth direct free-kick in Seria A and first since January 2012.

“We all know it was going to be a tough encounter and won’t be an easy walk away,Roma were unbeaten at home this season,but we played in an outstanding way and must continue with this belief,hardwork and tempo,” he continued .

The Swedish international has now scored 11 goals against Roma, the most against a team in Seria A, thereby making them his favourite opponent in the competition.

The 40years was jeered by the home fans throughout the encounter in the Italian capital, but he said it provided and also added motivation for him.

“I need the boos and jeers, the more they jeer, the more alive I feel, Adrenaline brings so much,” he said as Milan became only the third team in Seria A History to win 15 away games in a calendar year, only Juventus in 2018(15) and Napoli in 2017(18).

“We want to win, especially when playing such a big and tough game and a man down.We showed we’ve all what it takes, character and can suffer under pressure too.The lads really tried and put in a great performance,” Zlatan Ibrahimovic added in conclusion