Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back at AC Milan to challenge himself, says Filippo Inzaghi, with the Swedish striker having no need for “money or glory”.
The 38-year-old has collected many both throughout a distinguished career at the very top of his career.
Spells at the likes of Ajax, Juventus, Inter,
Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have seen Ibrahimovic increase his accolade collection on a regular basis.
He might have been forgiven for needing to wind down within the latter stages of his career, however, the choice has been taken to rejoin the ranks in Serie A.
Having established that he remains a prolific presence throughout a memorable spell in MLS with the LA Galaxy, Ibrahimovic has already opened his goal account during a second stint with Milan.
His mere presence is predicted to help the struggling Rossoneri discover a spark, with Inzaghi tipping his former team-mate to be successful at San Siro.
He told Corriere Della Sera once quizzed on Milan doing a deal for Ibrahimovic: “They’ve done well. He was needed.
“I played with him and that I respect him a lot. He doesn’t need cash or glory. If he’s back, it means he believes he will create a mark.
“It appears to ME that he has already shown this throughout his 1st games. Even throughout his debut, his weight was noticed .”
While the return of Ibrahimovic has been welcome in Milan, there’s an acknowledgment that there remains much work to try and do.
Waking a sleeping giant from its slumber is proving tough, as Inzaghi discovered throughout a brief spell at the helm, with the Rossoneri in need of pressing the “reset” button.
“It’s bad, however sadly it’s nothing new,” Inzaghi added.
“But I do know [Paolo] Maldini and me trust him. I’m certain that Paolo and [Zvonimir] Boban can get the club out of this situation.
“You have to reset, insert 2 or 3 of the right players once a year and, above all, be patient.
“And you will need continuity within the management of the club.”
Milan presently sits tenth within the Serie A table, ten points adrift of the top four and twenty-one back on title-chasing arch-rivals inter.