AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has come out to say that he made up his mind retire in the summer.
He recently revealed that he ended up changing his mind to sign with the Rossoneri for another season.
According to him, he joined AC Milan because the team is hungry and young, and the players are ready to do everything to go back to the top.
He added that rather than arriving in a team that is already at the top, it is better to take a club back to the top.
His words, “The team is hungry, it has desire,”
“We are doing well. We must not have dreams or goals, but play one game at a time. Or rather, I have a goal. But the team must do as well as possible, because it is very young.
“Now we can’t relax. Everyone only remembers the last game.”
“Instead of arriving in a team that is already at the top, it is better to bring them back to the top,”
“If I had been afraid, I would not have signed. Like at [Manchester] United, they told me that I only had to lose, that I was too old.
“Ten years ago I had another status, another ego. But today I have more experience. When you are young you are more rock ‘n’ roll, now I understand situations more.”
“[Milan manager Stefano] Pioli asked me what I wanted to do. I replied: ‘No, I am not going to continue. Enough. My family is also important, I’m here alone, it’s a sacrifice. For six months it’s fine, but I don’t want to stay another year.’
“Pioli said to me: ‘Okay, I respect you, okay.’
“The next day we talked again: ‘No, I’ve decided to retire. Forget the contract, at this age it’s not important.’
“Then something changed. I didn’t want to have any regrets. I called Milan and decided to go on. But at first I decided: ‘No, I won’t stay next year.’