Wednesday July 29 2020
Ibrahimovic: 'I'm like Benjamin Button!'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic joked he doesn’t age after a brace in Milan’s 4-1 win away to Sampdoria. ‘I am like Benjamin Button! People tell me I’m old, but I’m just getting warmed up.’

The Swede turns 39 in October, but is considering a new extended contract at San Siro after arriving in January.

“People tell me I’m old and tired, but I’m just getting warmed up,” he laughed on Milan TV.

“I’m like Benjamin Button, except I’ve always been young, never old!"

Benjamin Button was a film character who was born an old man and gradually got younger until becoming a baby. 

"I think everyone here has the right mentality in front of goal now, as I know that when a chance arrives in Serie A, you have to take it. You’ve got to attack the opportunity and kill the game.”

Ibra may well be staying because coach Stefano Pioli has been signed to a new contract, shelving the Ralf Rangnick project.

“I can only say positive things about Pioli, I am happy for him, because he’s done such great work. He kept going under fire without knowing his future, so he fully deserved the contract.

“When you work that hard, something comes back to you, so I’m really pleased for him. The team believes in this coach and I respect him. Now we just need to see what team will be following him.”

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