Zlatan Ibrahimovic Goes Full Zlatan With Cigar And Champagne Entrance After AC Milan Title Win
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrated winning the 32nd trophy of his glittering career by entering the San Siro with a cigar and champagne in what has been described as 'the most Zlatan moment yet'.
The 40-year-old Swedish enigma, who continues to prove that age is just a number, helped AC Milan win their first Serie A title in 11 years by chipping in with eight goals and several game-winning performances.
After scoring 16 goals in 26 games last season, Ibrahimovic has been limited to just 12 starts in the league this campaign but his impact, both on and off the pitch, has been huge in recent months.
ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC COOL WITH IT pic.twitter.com/tZYpbppJ9W— Karim 🏆✖️1️⃣9️⃣ (@Futball_Karim) May 22, 2022
“He’s got such an aura in the changing room and when he’s on the pitch or when he’s not playing you hear his voice and he’s encouraging everyone," he said.
"He’s a real leader, when he plays it gives everyone a lift, and even though he hasn’t played much this season he’s already scored a goal."
On Sunday night, the experienced striker was given 20 minutes to stretch his legs and enjoy the game at 3-0 up as goals from Olivier Giroud  and Franck Kessie sealed a historic Scudetto.
After the final whistle against Sassuolo, a cool, calm and collected Ibrahimovic soaked up the atmosphere inside the San Siro with an entrance like no other.
With a cigar in hand, the former Manchester United and Barcelona forward sprayed some champagne and stood in the middle of the pitch with his arms aloft. "I wish I could be half that cool," said the CBS commentator.
Just Zlatan doing Zlatan things. 🍾 😂 pic.twitter.com/cxLCdpRSba— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) May 22, 2022
Ibrahimovic said the title win with Milan is his greatest satisfaction. "When I returned, at the press conference, I said that I would bring Milan back to the top," he said.
"Many were laughing and now we are here and we won the Scudetto. We made many sacrifices, but nothing is impossible. I have suffered a lot this year, I will speak in the next few days, but I want to enjoy this trophy.”
He went on to dedicate the trophy win to former agent Mino Raiola, who passed away last month.
“I dedicate it to Mino Raiola," he said. "I was close to Napoli, then he told me that I was the only one who could save Milan. So I dedicate it to him.”
Zlatan Ibrahimović after winning the title: “I will continue playing if I feel good physically. My decision will be made soon, I had many physical problems but I will decide soon”. 🇸🇪 #ACMilan— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 22, 2022
“This Scudetto is for Raiola. It’s the first title I win without Mino by my side”. pic.twitter.com/12q5ZPAqtO