Having caused controversy by announcing he'd quit football in three years, Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists “that's not my intention.”
The Milan striker gave an interview with Vanity Fair that was released today in which he was asked how long he would keep on playing for.
“Three years at the maximum. You have to stop when you are at the top,” was the published reply.
However, Ibra released a statement on the official club website this evening with a very different view.
“It is not my intention to stop playing in three years, especially as my contract with Milan only expires in 2014.
“I'd also like to point out that my transfer to Barcelona in the summer of 2009 was wanted exclusively by me.”
The Vanity Fair article suggested Ibrahimovic blamed then-Inter boss Jose Mourinho for pushing him out of the club.