Zlatan Ibrahimovic emotional press conference | VIDEO
Sweden’s most successful player, the AC Milan forward retired from international football with 116 caps and 62 goals for the national team.
He announced his return to the squad in his usual style last week on Instagram with a picture of himself in the Swedish team kit with the caption “The return of the God”.Like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter to receive all the live games alerts or subscribe to our web browser notifecations. You can also download our Andriod App here on Google Play
Speaking to reporters before Sweden’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against Georgia on Thursday, the often boastful 39-year-old acknowledged he was much more “patient both on and off the field” than when he announced the end of his international career after Euro 2016.
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) March 16, 2021
“Right now you’re thinking: ‘He’s much too nice and much too humble’,” Ibrahimovic joked.
However, it was a question about leaving his family – in particular, his two sons Maximilian and Vincent – that reduced the famously cool Ibrahimovic to tears.
“It’s not a good question you’re asking. I had Vincent here, who actually cried when I left him. But it’s OK, it’s OK,” he said before taking a long pause to gather his thoughts.
Ibrahimovic then motioned for reporters to give him time as he wiped tears from his eyes, before regaining his composure.
The veteran striker is in terrific form for Milan this season, with 15 goals in as many Serie A games, including the opener in Sunday’s 3-2 win at Fiorentina which kept the pressure on league leaders Inter Milan.
However, ‘Ibra’ says he doesn’t want to be given a spot on the Sweden team for his past achievements but because he “deserved” it, you too you deserve more cash in your pockets check out best au online casinos they provide you with game guides on how to play and win more.
He also said he didn’t mind relinquishing the team captaincy, a role now taken by Alexander Granqvist, who plays for Swedish club Helsingborgs.
In another sign of a “new chapter,” Ibrahimovic said he had asked to don the number 11 on his jersey rather than the 10 he used to sport.
“I asked nicely if I could have the 11,” he said, adding that teammate and Real Sociedad forward Alexander Isak had graciously agreed to give up the number.