In an interview with DAZN, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that AC Milan would have won the Serie A title, had he signed for the Rossoneri at the beginning of the campaign.
The Swedish star made the return to the San Siro outfit at the start of the year after his contract with MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy reached its conclusion.
Ibrahimovic has since bagged six goals and three assists from his 13 appearances across all competitions and he has been in good form since the season restart after the COVID-19 break.
The former Manchester United man bagged a goal and an assist in the 3-0 victory over Lazio on the road last weekend and he replicated the performance against Juventus on Tuesday night.
The Rossoneri were two goals down to the Bianconeri at the midway point of the contest, but they made a superb second-half comeback where Ibrahimovic and Ante Rebic put up impressive displays.
Ibrahimovic converted the 62nd-minute penalty after Leonardi Bonucci was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box through a VAR check. Four minutes later, the Swede laid the pass for Franck Kessie, who made 2-2 on the night.
On the restart, the San Siro outfit immediately grabbed the possession and Rafael Leao was able to put them ahead with the third goal in the space of five minutes. Rebic, who had one of his best games in the club’s shirt, completed the scoring in the 80th minute.
Speaking after the 4-2 comeback win, Ibrahimovic made a bold claim that the Rossoneri would have won the Scudetto this term, had he joined them at the start of the Serie A campaign.
“If I was here from the beginning of the season, we would have won the Scudetto!. I am president, coach and player, but they only pay me as a footballer,” He told DAZN via Goal.com.
With the victory, the Rossoneri still remain 26 points behind the Bianconeri, who are at the top, but they have put the pressure on AS Roma in the pursuit of a Europa League group stage spot.
The Milan giants are currently fifth on the table with a one-point advantage over the Giallorossi. Paulo Fonseca’s side have a game in hand, but their form has been dreadful of late with three losses on the bounce.
Meanwhile, Ibrahimovic, 38, is currently contracted to the Rossoneri until the end of the season and it remains to be seen whether he is convinced to prolong his stay for another year.
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