Zlatan jokes of ‘old body and young mind’ ahead of Sweden return

Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic stated on Monday he felt terrific to be back from injury “at last” for Sweden’s upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers after being eliminated of Euro 2020.

The air conditioning Milan forward retired from global football 5 years ago however revealed a resurgence ahead of the European Champion.

He just handled 2 looks in World Cup certifying in March prior to injury avoided him from dipping into the Euro.

“It feels good to be back at last,” stated the 40-year-old ahead of essential video games versus Georgia on Thursday and Spain 3 days later on.

“It was tough, but being honest, I just wasn’t 100 percent.”

Ibrahimovic, who has actually scored 62 global objectives in 118 matches, stated he was prepared to play whatever quantity of time coach Janne Andersson asked him to.

“I shouldn’t push it after my injuries but everybody wants to play.

“I’m aging however I comprehend my body much better now. It’s older even if my mind is more youthful and I’m improving looking.

“It all depends on what Janne wants, I’m here as a member of the squad.”

Sweden lead certifying Group B with 15 points, 2 ahead of Spain, with Greece 3rd on 9 points.

The group winners instantly reach next year’s World Cup in Qatar and Sweden’s last qualifier versus Spain in Seville might be a winner-takes-all clash.


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.