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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I don’t age, I am like Benjamin Button

AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has joked that he doesn’t age after scoring a brace in Milan’s 4-1 win away to Sampdoria.

Ibrahimovic jubilates second goal against Sampdoria
  • Only Manchester City (34) have scored more goals than AC Milan (32) in Europe’s Top-5 leagues since the restart.
  • AC Milan are unbeaten in eleven games in Serie A, their best run since April 2013 (14).
  • The Rossoneri have scored at least two goals in six consecutive Serie A away matches, their best run since 1964 (nine).
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović has scored in the first five minutes of a Serie A match for the first time since November 2010 in the Derby against.
  • Hakan Çalhanoğlu is the first AC Milan midfielder to be involved in at least one goal in five consecutive games since Kaká in May 2008. The Turk is also the first AC Milan player to be directly involved in ten goals in five games in Serie A since Filippo Inzaghi in 2008.
  • Gianluigi Donnarumma has saved four penalties in the league this season. The last ‘keeper to have saved more in a single season was Samir Handanovic in 2010/11 (six).
  • Ibrahimović scored his fastest goal in an AC Milan shirt in Serie A, after just three minutes and 22 seconds.
  • The Swedish forward has played the least games (17) among this who’ve scored at least eight goals in the league this season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic may get another extended deal

The 38-year-old Swede is considering a new extended contract at San Siro after arriving in January. He has been a huge influence in the side that has been finding it difficult to get favourable results before his arrival in January.

Zlatan has drawn level with Francesco Graziano in 40th position in the all-time goalscorers list in Serie A, with 131 goals.

Back to the present moment, Milan has is 6th on the log to secure a qualifying slot for the Europa League.

“People tell me I’m old and tired, but I’m just getting warmed up. I’m like Benjamin Button, except I’ve always been young, never old!,” he laughed on Milan TV.

“I think everyone here has the right mentality in front of goal now, as I know that when a chance arrives in Serie A, you have to take it. You’ve got to attack the opportunity and kill the game.”

Zlatan Ibrahimovic may get another AC Milan contract
Speaking on the extension of Stefano Pioli’s contract, although he was surprised the coach was staying after the club had indicated that the wanted to get former Ralf Rangnick to come in next season. Negotiations suddenly stopped between two parties after the fortune of the club changed since January.

Ibra is also tipped to stay because Pioli has been signed to a new contract, shelving the Ralf Rangnick project.

“I can only say positive things about Pioli, I am happy for him because he’s done such great work. He kept going under fire without knowing his future, so he fully deserved the contract.

“When you work that hard, something comes back to you, so I’m really pleased for him. The team believes in this coach and I respect him. Now we just need to see what team will be following him.”

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