Ibrahimovic: ‘I’ve never suffered so much, but I made a promise to Milan’

by | May 26, 2022 12:09

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has described the pain he suffered over the last six months, saying he barely slept, but didn’t give up because he had ‘made a promise to Milan.’

The 40-year-old underwent keyhole surgery in Lyon yesterday and will remain out of action for seven or eight months.

The former Sweden star has released a statement through his official Instagram account, revealing the truth about his physical condition and what he has gone through in the last six months.

“For the past six months, I played without an ACL in my left knee,” he wrote.

“Swollen knee for six months. I was only able to train with the team 10 times in the last six months. Took more than 20 injections in six months.

“Emptied the knee once a week for six months. Painkillers every day for six months.

“Barely slept for six months because of the pain. Never suffered so much on and off the pitch. I made something impossible to something possible.

“In my mind, I had only one objective, to make my teammates and coach champions of Italy because I made them a promise. Today I have a new ACL and another trophy.”

Many thought it would force him to retire at the end of the season, also considering that his contract runs out in June.

However, he is expected to extend with the Rossoneri until 2023, signing a new contract with a reduced salary.

Ibrahimovic returned to Milan for a second spell at the Stadio Meazza in January 2020 and has played a key role in the Rossoneri’s return to the top of Italian football, both on and off the pitch. He has scored 92 goals in 159 appearances across his four and a half years at the club.


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  1. Gre-No-Li

    You’re a fantastic example of gritt, determination, dignity and professionalism.

    Bravo, Ibra, siamo con te!

  2. Az

    A true legend!
    Fast recovery, Zlatan.

  3. Gman

    Always in our hearts. Thank You Grandpa.

  4. vogel

    How long was all this going on for again? Was it 6 months?

    I missed that part.

  5. Bianconero

    How the hell is he getting a new contract when we won’t even renew Dybala

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