“GODbye”: AC Milan says goodbye to Zlatan Ibrahimovic before his last game at the club. The 41-year-old forward’s contract at the San Siro has expired but he has NO plans to retire
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic will lose his contract with AC Milan at the end of the season
- The fans said goodbye on Sunday evening with a sign in his honor at the San Siro
- The 41-year-old forward has no plans to retire despite his injury woes
AC Milan fans bid farewell to Zlatan Ibrahmiovic with a giant ‘Godbye’ sign during their final game of the season against Verona.
The 41-year-old does not play in the game due to injury but will leave the club when his contract expires this summer.
This ends a 17-year love affair with the San Siro, where Zlatan spent nine seasons of his career.
He has played for both Milan clubs and has scored 159 goals and nine trophies in 229 games.
The Sweden international’s role for Stefano Pioli’s side has been limited this season due to injuries, but a goal against Udinese in March made him the all-time Serie A goalscorer.
AC Milan fans bid farewell to Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a giant sign at San Siro
The forward has made 159 appearances in total with both Milan clubs and won nine trophies
On Sunday, he was given a fitting farewell by fans with a “Godbye” sign and flags featuring his face displayed in the stands in Milan.
The forward appeared moved as he gave fans a heart wave before the game as the club tweeted at the emotional scene: “I’m not crying, you’re crying.”
Despite the limited role he’s played this year, Zlatan has no plans to retire just yet.
“I’m not the type to give up,” he told La Gazetta dello Sport, “but you also have to enjoy what you’re doing. I can’t help but have peace in what I can do as number 1, which is play football.”
“But we’re not there yet.” I think I have something else to give. When I think about quitting? I do not believe that. What if I have to keep playing? I think so.
“But like in life, I have to find a balance.” If you don’t have composure and stability, you’re a bomb and the bombs explode.”
Monza have held talks about signing the striker but the 41-year-old is struggling with a knee injury sustained last season.
Zlatan returned the fans’ affection by making a warm gesture to the club he will be leaving this summer
The 41-year-old striker, who became Serie A’s oldest goalscorer in March, is now looking to retire
When asked about his fitness, Ibrahimovic replied: “I’m fine, I’m fine I worked a lot, I forced a lot, not just this year, last year too. But when I was eliminated, the team needed me.
“And if you’ve been doing one thing your whole life, if you know what you have to do but can’t do it, then you keep going.”
“I will not allow myself peace.” I have not found the balance. When everything comes, everything comes immediately. This thought is spinning in my head.
“My head is too strong, I feel like Superman every time I come back, but I have to have the balance.”