Ibrahimovic back in early February?
Axel Allag, Media365, published on Wednesday February 01, 2023 at 7:20 p.m.
Operated on his left knee last May, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on his way back to AC Milan. According to information from Corriere della Sera, the striker would have set the date of February 10, corresponding to the reception of Torino. It would be just before the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League against Tottenham.
Busy promoting the latest “Asterix and Obelix”, which hits theaters this Wednesday, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is hungry for football. This can easily be understood given that the Swedish giant has yet to appear on a pitch in this 2022-2023 fiscal year.. As a reminder, it was performed last May on the left knee at the Jean-Mermoz hospital in Lyon in the wake of the Scudetto won by the Lombard club (a knee which had undergone an operation of the same type in June 2021). In recent days, the former element of PSG or Manchester United have been training on the sidelines of his teammates who are sinking into a major crisis at the start of 2023. All competitions combined, the teammates of Olivier Giroud and Théo Hernandez have not won since January 4, on the field of Salernitana (1-2).
A moral boost for an AC Milan in a crisis of results?
The last match was rather catastrophic, with a humiliation suffered against Sassuolo on the lawn of San Siro (2-5). Probably not the best way to prepare the opposition against Inter on Sunday in Serie A. According to Corriere della Sera, Ibrahimovic could return to the field against Torino on February 10 in Serie A. While Stefano Pioli, the AC Milan coach, would hope that this return will generate a moral boost for the team, which has shown signs of wear in recent weeks, it would be especially ideal before the big deadlines to come for the Rossoneri. Indeed, the Champions League is fast approaching as AC Milan opposes Tottenham in the round of 16 of the competition. The first leg will take place on February 14 at the San Siro while the return will take place on March 8 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.