A “hungry” Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a brace as AC Milan beat rivals Inter Milan 2-1 on Saturday night to move top of the Serie A table.
It was Ibrahimovic’s first match back since testing positive for the coronavirus and he admitted that staying at home for two weeks was tough.
“Your rhythm drops completely, and the body starts to tremble because it wants to train and play. I was stuck at home for two weeks, it wasn’t easy, mentally it’s tough especially with the high tempo we had beforehand,” he said.
“I was being tested every three days to see the result, I told myself I could skip the other games but not the derby. Nobody was going to stop me. We hadn’t beaten Inter for four years in the league. I was hungry and I showed it. No, I wasn’t afraid of Covid-19.
“The important thing is that the team won. I am the oldest in the squad (at 39 years old), I feel a lot of responsibility and I like that feeling as they all follow my lead and are hungry to win,” added Ibrahimovic.
Milan have now won their opening four Serie A matches for the first time since the 1995/1996 campaign when they clinched the league title.
The Italian giants are at the top with 12 points, three ahead of second-placed Atalanta.
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By FARPost Reporter