MilanTV conducted Zlatan Ibrahimović’s interview following an extension of his contract he signed with Milan for another year.
With a confirmed net salary of € 7 million in the new season, Ibra will be Milan’s best-paid player as he turns 39 soon. After signing the contract Zlatan spoke to MilanTV:
“I feel like I was always in Milan, even though I played elsewhere, right from the very beginning, Milan has always treated me well. Everyone with a good memory may remember that when I first came, I didn’t like my work, but thanks to Milan, I rediscovered my smile and from the first day until now, the smile was still there and I felt at home and I felt like I’d never left.”
“New-old number shirt? I’ve picked number 11 to play this season for Milan, the fans know me with that number and I decided to get it back. I didn’t really feel like Ibrahimovic the same as the past wearing 21 so I asked to have the 11 because it’s my number.”
“I came here to bring Milan back to where it should be and I will do my best to achieve our goals. We continue to work hard and make sacrifices but in the last six months of last season, I think everyone has realized what is needed to achieve our goals. But we do not forget that, still, we have not achieved anything. In my mind, I still aim to win something, that’s my dream, I start the season with the expectation of winning. I put pressure on myself and my teammates to always give 200% in training and in matches.”