Milan hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he was ‘happy’ with the arrival of Mario Mandzukic and confessed to being ‘motivated’ by the youngsters after another brace against Cagliari.
The Swede scored twice in Sardinia to give the Rossoneri a 2-0 victory, and he admitted to Sky Sport Italia after the match that it was a tough game.
“Another one I had to do,” he said, according to Goal.com.
“It took two to win. It was a tricky game. I haven’t been playing for 57 days. I’m sorry. It can occur.”
After 74 minutes, Alexis Saelemaekers was sent off and gave Milan a scare towards the end, as Cagliari continued pushing for a comeback.
“It is not easy to play against a team that is already hard to play against, in one less. In the absence of Hakan Calhanoglu, the talisman was helped by a young attacking trident, but he said the young people kept inspiring him to do more. Young people inspire me, they encourage me to see who’s running more,” he said.
I am not giving up and proving that I can run like them. We’re doing all right, we’re nearly halfway through the championship. Now, the most complicated games are beginning. It’s going to be a very tough program, but with Mandzukic, [Soualiho] Meite, I don’t know if there will be more people coming.”
Zlatan had previously said that he believes Milan should aspire to win the Scudetto and dream big, but he responded, “I believe in Zlatan,” when asked if he believes in the championship.
The reporter asked the most common question about Milan’s potential renewal.
“It depends on him, on [Maldini] Paolo. In Milan, I’m comfortable. This return to Milan changed me a great deal. I’m pleased about that.”