When it comes to football Zlatan Ibrahimovic talks a big game.
Football star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has praised himself claiming he would have helped Italian club AC Milan win the Serie A had he been signed at the start of the season, after he helped the club beat league leaders Juventus 4-2 on Tuesday July 7.
Ibrahimovic, 38, returned to Milan where he previously won the Scudetto in 2011 as a free agent in January after leaving MLS and the LA Galaxy.
The former Manchester United and Barcelona player scored from the penalty spot against Juve on Tuesday and put to bed efforts from Adrien Rabiot and Cristiano Ronaldo with Franck Kessie, Rafael Leao.
A three-goal flurry within five minutes helped shrink that deficit, with Rebic scoring the game’s final goal to seal an 18-minute span of dominance for Milan.
With the victory, Milan are up to fifth as they have beaten title rivals Lazio and Juventus in consecutive matches.
Reacting to their recent wins, Ibrahimovic said he would have made the club more successful had he been signed earlier.
Ibrahimovic told DAZN: “If I was here from the beginning of the season, we would have won the Scudetto!”
Ibrahimovic who has been hailed as a role model for his Milan team-mates added: “I am president, coach and player, but they only pay me as a footballer.”
The former Sweden international is out of contract at the end of the season, however, and has revealed he might not play for Milan after this season.
“There is still a month, so let’s see,” Ibrahimovic said amid growing speculation head coach Stefano Pioli will be replaced by Ralf Rangnick. “There are things that we cannot in control.
“Playing without fans is a pity, a strange situation. We do our job, we are professionals. It could have been the last time they have seen me live in San Siro.”