Monday January 6 2020
Samp 'kept out Ibra'

Sampdoria defender Omar Colley felt the new year “started well” after stopping Zlatan Ibrahimovic from scoring during his goalless Milan comeback.

The match at San Siro ended in a stalemate between Samp and the Rossoneri, but Colley was satisfied with one point and a clean sheet in Milan.

“We had three or four chances to score the winner,” he told Tuttomercatoweb. “We are still happy; we claimed a point at San Siro against Milan. We stopped Ibrahimovic from scoring. We started 2020 in the best of ways.”

All eyes were on Zlatan as he made his return to San Siro and Colley admitted the Swedish superstar is an important player to have back in the tournament.

“He’s a champion,” he said. “He has a lot of experience and has won a lot of trophies. It’s important for Italy and for Serie A.

“The whole stadium applauded when he entered the match. A player like Ibra also motivates the teammates.

“It was difficult for us; we were compact, and we helped each other out. It was important for us to draw 0-0 at Milan’s turf.”

Next up for the Blucerchiati is a home game against Brescia, who are two points behind Claudio Ranieri’s men.

The opponents on Sunday are currently 18th in the League and Colley knows they need to be concentrated on their task ahead.

“We are only thinking about the next match,” he said. “We have to take one step at a time.”

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