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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Teases Sensational Return To Swedish National Team At 39-Years-Old

Daniel Marland

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Teases Sensational Return To Swedish National Team At 39-Years-Old

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hinted at a possible return to international football with Sweden in his latest tweet.

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Ibrahimovic retired from internationals back in 2016 and he stepped away as Sweden's record goalscorer, with 62 goals in 116 appearances.

His career has continued on and after spells with Manchester United and LA Galaxy, he is in a second stint at AC Milan and in the form of his life.

Now aged 39, he has opened the door to an international return, posting an image of himself in a Sweden jersey captioned: "Long time no see."

Jordan Larsson, son of Swedish legend Henrik, wore the number 10 shirt in Sweden's last squad.

Should the forward return, he'd be eligible to play in Euro 2020 with Sweden and make it his seventh international tournament.

Ibrahimovic has scored seven goals in his last four Serie A games and it's guided AC Milan to top spot.

Ibrahimovic forced a mistake from the defender and watched the ball loop into the air, before flinging himself high and firing past Juan Musso.

Following the game, he told MilanTV per RossoneriBlog: "I'm just warming up, I told you a few months ago. Six months ago, when they said that those who came back to Milan always failed, they asked what would be different this time... I told them I've never lost the passion for what I do.

"I have the right mentality, I believe in what I'm doing and work hard to achieve it.

"We've got a good squad, a young squad that believes in something and works hard, that grows every day and they help me a lot to be at my best and play in the way I do, it's all thanks to them and to the coach, who has found the right balance between training, how he wants us to play and how he fields me and the team.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"The goal? I was watching the ball, waiting for it to go in so I could celebrate with my teammates. I've scored some similar goals, but it was the only movement I could make to find the back of the net.

"You need to try, whether it works or not... this time it went in, next time it'll go in again - don't worry about it [laughs]."


Featured Image Credit: PA Images & Zlatan Ibrahimovic/Twitter

Topics: Football News, Football, Serie A, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC Milan, Sweden

Daniel Marland
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