Having just won the Scudetto with AC Milan, the club’s first for 11 years, Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed on Instagram what he endured throughout the second half of the season: “For the past six months I’ve been playing without cruciate ligaments in my left knee. Swollen knee for six months. I have only been able to train with the team 10 times in the last 6 months. I took over 20 injections in six months. Draining the knee once a week for six months. Painkillers every day for six months. I hardly slept for six months because of the pain. »
Big brother to the youngest group in history to win Serie A since 3-point wins were introduced, ‘Ibra’ shrugged off the pain as he had one goal: to keep his word. “I have never suffered so much on and off the pitch. I turned something impossible into something possible. In my mind, I had only one goal, to make my teammates and my coach Italian champions because I had made them a promise. Today, I have a new cruciate ligament and another trophy. While he will be absent between 7 and 8 months, the 40-year-old Swedish giant does not seem to want to retire yet.