Monday November 16 2020
Baresi: ‘Ibra like Van Basten and Gullit’

Milan’s honorary Vice-President Franco Baresi compares ‘incredible’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic with Ruud Gullit and Marco Van Basten.

"It’s amazing what he can do, what he can pass on to his teammates. Mentally he is still a twenty-year-old,” Baresi told Sky Sport.

“[Marco] Van Basten and [Ruud] Gullit had this physical strenght, the same personality and he is making the difference as they used to do.

"Physically he is fit, mentally he wants to amaze, he is the only one who can say when it’s the right time to stop playing."

Baresi was named Milan’s honorary president last month, joining another club’s great like Paolo Maldini who is serving as technical director.

"It’s important to have people like us in the club, in order to remember history. Those who arrive are stimulated by certain figures and immediately understand the values of this club.

"Paolo was a phenomenal player and, as a director, he is demonstrating all his qualities," Baresi continued.

“He is always attentive, scrupulous, competent, he wants Milan to be protagonist in the future as we did in the past, despite the difficulties. He should be admired for what he does and for what he gives to Milan, even off the pitch.”