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Zlatan Ibrahimovic dismisses serious injury concerns, wants Sweden return

Roma legend Francesco Totti has paid tribute to the longevity of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, saying that the AC Milan striker can play until the age of 50.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is only hoping to be out for “a week or two” due to his recent injury and the AC Milan striker has given another strong indication that he wants to return to Sweden.

The fit Ibrahimovic limped with a hamstring problem after scoring twice as the Rossoneri beat Napoli 3-1 in their Serie A match on Sunday.

There were concerns that the 39-year-old could be sidelined for a month, but he allayed those fears after being named Swedish Player of the Year for the twelfth time.

Ibrahimovic said in an interview with the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet: “It is nothing serious. Just a week or two [out]. “

The veteran recently hinted that he is ready to end his international retirement by posting a picture of himself wearing a Sweden jersey on social media, with the caption: “Long time no see.”

Sweden’s head coach Janne Andersson responded by saying the former Barcelona and Manchester United player must show that he wants to play for his country again before considering calling him.

Ibrahimovic suggested again that he is eager to return to the international scene before the delayed Euro 2020 next year, having last represented his country at Euro 2016.

“Yes, I miss the national team. It’s no secret, ”he said.

“I want to be in Friends Arena, I want it to be the Yellow Wall or what we call it now. You go out, you have the yellow shirt and you see that it is full … Am I missing it? Of course.

“He who does not miss it, has already finished his career. And I have not finished my career ”.

Ibrahimovic says he’s not even considering when he might retire, having scored 20 goals in 24 Serie A games since returning to the club in January.

“I’ll keep going as long as I can make a difference, otherwise it’s not fun,” he added. “I have to feel alive. In any case, I will continue as long as possible. As Mino [Raiola, his agent] It says, ‘squeeze the orange as much as you can.’

Milan will return to Serie A action on Sunday when they host Fiorentina at San Siro.

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