Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said that he wants to stay at AC Milan for the rest of his career, admitting he is “scared to stop” playing due to the uncertainty of what comes next after retirement. Notably, Zlatan’s contract with the Serie A club expires at the end of the season, but he has no plans to hang up his boots anytime soon.
This is currently Ibrahimovic’s second spell at AC Milan after originally joining the Rossoneri in 2010, post an unsuccessful stint at Barcelona under Pep Guardiola. Ibrahimovic is proving to the doubters that age is just a number, as he continues to be an important asset for an excellent AC Milan team.
“I want to play as long as possible. As long as I have that adrenaline, I will continue,” Ibrahimovic told Italian talk show Che Tempo Che Fa on Sunday.
“Let’s put pressure on Milan here to give me an extension and I hope to stay at Milan for life. I still have objectives that I can achieve and I want to win another Scudetto.
“I don’t know what will happen after football, so I am a little scared to stop. We’ll see, but I want to continue playing so that I don’t have any regrets.”
Ibrahimovic was on the bench as Milan beat bottom side Salernitana 2-0 on Saturday to move one point clear at the top of the Serie A standings.
Stefano Pioli’s side hosts Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday, where only victory will do if they are to have any chance of reaching the last-16.