Thursday February 13 2020
Massara: 'It's up to Ibrahimovic'

Milan director of sport Ricky Massara sees the Coppa Italia semi-final with Juventus as “a big game” and reveals “it’s up to Zlatan Ibrahimovic” whether to extend his contract.

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“It’s a big game, a wonderful atmosphere and a great opportunity for us to beat a top team like Juventus,” Massara told Rai Sport.

“We know this is only the first of two acts, because we will also have to play in the second leg and nothing will be certain until then.

“We need a great performance, much like the first half of the derby, but with a better result. Milan certainly deserved more from Sunday’s game and we hope to do even better this evening.

“It is a very important match, but they all are from now on. This is a big tournament that we care about, but we are closing on the European places in Serie A too and want to keep going there.”

Ibrahimovic’s contract only runs to June, with an option to extend for another year.

“It’ll ultimately be up to him, how he feels and how long he wants to continue. He truly is a phenomenon and we are very happy with his performances.”

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