Mario Mandzukic explains reuniting with previous teammates and matching ‘beast’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic, why ‘ambition’ attracted him to Milan.
The 34-year-old Croatian played for Juventus from 2015 to 2020, but with his Italian, he feels a little rusty, so he chose to send the Milan TV interview in his native language.
“There are various reasons why I chose Milan. It’s a historic club and fully satisfies my ambitions. We all know what Milan represents.”
“I worked hard lately to earn the call from an important club like Milan. I’ve trained a lot recently and those close to me know how much effort I’ve put in to ensure I’m ready to challenge for trophies, so Milan needn’t worry about my fitness levels.”
Mandzukic may be Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s understudy, but there’s no reason why they can’t play together either.
“I’ve been following Zlatan’s progress since I was very young and I’m happy to finally be in the same team as him. We are both hungry for success.”
“He’s still a beast on the pitch and I will try to be the same. I think we’ll do very well together.”