Zlatan Ibrahimovic could play until the age of 50 even on one leg, according to Roman legend Francesco Totti. (More football news)
Veteran striker Ibrahimovic is still tormenting Serie A defenses at the age of 39 and has eight goals in five league games for a side from Milan who are at the top of the table after seven games.
Ibrahimovic’s professional career spanned more than 20 years and took him to Barcelona, Inter, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United as well as the Rossoneri.
He has won league titles in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France and while Father Time catches up with all footballers in the end, World Cup winner in Italy Totti is delighted to see Ibrahimovic still as efficient.
Speaking during the presentation of Sinisa Mihajlovic’s autobiography, Totti said: “He can play even with one leg up to the age of 50, it’s a pleasure to see him still on the pitch.
“He is handsome, physically strong, he finds the solution you would not expect. I hope to see him for many years to come.”
– AC Milan (@acmilan) November 17, 2020
Mihajlovic was an assistant coach at Inter when Ibrahimovic represented the Nerazzurri and wondered what a tandem between the great Swede and Totti could look like.
“Zlatan with Totti in the squad would have scored at least double the goals, but so did Totti,” Mihajlovic said.
Roberto Mancini, the head coach Mihajlovic has helped at Inter, has explained why Ibrahimovic – like Totti before him – is able to play at such a high level at this point in his career.
“Zlatan and Francesco were like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – professionals. For this reason they played and still play until 40 years old,” Mancini said.
“They were amazing players, Zlatan still is. The physique helps him, but because he was a great professional in everything.”
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