Zlatan Ibrahimovic was injured immediately after playing his first match in the 2021/2022 season. This, said Stefano Pioli, proves that Ibrahimovic cannot be a superman for AC Milan .
Ibrahimovic suffered a knee injury in May 2021. After undergoing a fairly long treatment process, the 39-year-old player recovered on time at the start of the 2021/2022 season.
Pioli then played Ibrahimovic in the match against Lazio in the third week of Serie A . Appearing for 30 minutes, the former Swedish national team bomber scored one goal and brought Milan to win with a score of 2-0 over Lazio.
Ibrahimovic has shown incredible physical strength. At 39 years old, he is still playing at the top level. Not only is he physically fit, he is also still showing great technical quality and goal-scoring instinct.
However, with Ibrahimovic’s injury history over the last two seasons, he has missed a lot of games. Ibrahimovic is still at the top level, but he doesn’t lie about his age either.
“Ibrahimovic wanted to be Superman but he still couldn’t. He hasn’t improved a lot, he won’t be available tomorrow [against Juventus],” Pioli told Sky Sports .
In addition, in the duel against Juventus (20/9/2021) in the fourth week of Serie A, there was one other forward who was absent.
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Got Brahim Diaz
Pioli will lose two senior players against Juventus. Instead, two young players will be the focus, namely Brahim Diaz and Fikayo Tomori.
“They have made good use of the experience in the new league, not adapting so quickly. They are quality people and very serious,” said the 55-year-old coach.
Without Ibrahimovic and Giroud, Pioli will install Rafael Leao and Ante Rebic up front. Both can play as a center forward and winger. However, they have very different characters.
Rebic has a better time playing in the penalty area,” he said.
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Juventus vs AC Milan: The Most Important Match in Serie A!
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Massimiliano Allegri called the duel Juventus vs AC Milan is the most important in Serie A . However, in the current case, Allegri feels this match has more importance for Milan than Juventus.
Grand party! Juventus vs AC Milan will take place in the fourth matchday of the 2021/2022 Serie A season. This match will be held at Allianz Stadium, Monday (20/9/2021) early morning WIB.
Milan achieved perfect results in Serie A, but lost in the Champions League. In contrast to Milan, the hosts actually stumbled in Serie A but achieved good results on the first matchday of the Champions League group stage.
Most important in Serie A
There are many bigmatches and derbies in Italian football. However, according to Allegri, the Juventus vs AC Milan match is the most important.
“This is one of the most important games if not the most important in the league,” said Allegri.
If you look at the results of Juventus in Serie A, this match should be more important for them. However, Allegri believes Milan have more interests. “You have to find out, it’s more important for them than for us.”
Gotta Play Nice
Juventus stumbled in Serie A. Juventus lost to Napoli and Empoli in the previous match. Juventus before that also only drew against Udinese. Juventus are winless in their first three Serie A matches.
Knowing that Milan are very confident and after seven years outside the Champions League, they are back. It shows that they have personality and that takes patience,” he said. Allegri.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered an injury and was absent when Milan met Liverpool in the middle of last week. Regardless of whether the 39-year-old player is absent or not in the duel against Juventus, Allegri doesn’t want to bother.
One thing is for sure, Allegri has never doubted his quality. “I was lucky enough to coach him and he is still a very important player,” concluded the former AC Milan coach.