AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed how COVID-19 almost made him mad as he was isolated in his home in Milan.
Speaking in an interview with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, the 39-year-old old who took almost a month to overcome the deadly virus said he was talking to the walls.
He admiited that he was worried when he initially tested positive to the dreaded virus.
“I was quite calm, almost intrigued, oh well, I want to see what this Covid is. He hit the whole world, a great tragedy, now he has come to me. I was at home waiting, let’s see what happens
“Headache, not very strong but annoying, a tough thing. I also lost my taste a little. And I was there all the time, at home, pissed off, I couldn’t go out, I couldn’t train well. Standing still is terrible »
“At one point I was talking to the house and giving names to the walls. It becomes a mental fact. You stare at yourself and imagine all the evils on you, even those you don’t have. A pain for what you feel and for what you think you feel.”
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After his recovery, the Swede went ahead to shoot a commercial for the Lombardy Region, which was the most hit part in Italy.
“This virus is terrible and should not be challenged. Distances and masks, always”.
The pain of Ibrahimovic could be understood as he was in his own world. His wife and children live in Sweden. So, having the virus restricted him further to communicate with other people around him.
Now that Serie A is on Christmas break, the Swede will have the chance to see his family and enjoy his break. It is expected that he will adhere to all the safety protocols being an ambassador and a recovered patient.
Ibrahimovic is currently out injured. It is expected that he will return to the squad in January. That will be a boost to their title chase having finished the Serie A in 2020 as league leaders.
After scoring his first goal on 30 October 99 with Malmö, Ibrahimovic has had stints with Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Paris, Manchester, Los Angeles and now a return to AC Milan.
He has so far won 31 trophies, including 11 national championships in his career.