Zlatan Ibrahimovic pens emotional final message before retirement
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent out a final message ahead of his retirement from professional football.
After a career that lasted 24 years, Ibrahimovic announced his retirement on the back of AC Milan’s final Serie A match of the 22/23 season against Hellas Verona.
The Swedish legend did not play much throughout the season as he was recovering from a serious knee injury.
Now, he has taken to social media to deliver one final message ahead of his retirement.
On his official Instagram page, he wrote: “It started with a dream. A dream that turned impossible into I’m possible.
“I was born in Malmö. Grew up in Amsterdam. Turned wiser in Turin. I became a lion in Barcelona. Was raised in Milan and got new perspectives in Paris. Gained stamina in Manchester and had some fun in Los Angeles. And then finally found peace in my new homeland in Milan.
“I am made by you. And the legacy I hope to leave behind is all the new Zlatans made by me. All of those who have the heart of a lion. All of those who have the burning fire in their eyes. All of those who truly understand that impossible is nothing.”
Ibrahimovic continued: “Thanks for everything. Mino, we made it! The ride is over. It’s been an amazing journey. I miss you.”
Zlatan Ibrahimović sur instagram ❤️ pic.twitter.com/FpzTXsjlGD— AC Milan - FR (@AC_MilanFR) June 16, 2023
As per GOAL, he said: “The first time we arrived in Milan, you gave me happiness, the second time, you gave me love. From my heart, I want to thank you fans.
“You welcomed me with open arms, you made me feel at home. I will be a Milan fan for the whole It's time to say goodbye to football, not you.”
This week, reports in Italy have linked Ibrahimovic with the role of ‘club manager’ at Milan.
It has been claimed that he will not be replacing current boss Stefano Poili, instead, he will be the link between the management and the team.