“If Pioli renews, I renew”

Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that it has already been decided how much he will play against Genoa, but he enjoyed “a lot”.

The Rossoneri returned to the winning slate in Marassi on Wednesday evening and Ibrahimovic opened the scoring With an exceptional free kick from 25 yards. Junior Messias’ double completed the scoring in the first half, as Milan took advantage of Napoli’s draw to reduce the difference by one point.

Ibrahimovic, speaking to Sky Italia after the match, revealed that the team felt “it’s back on top” after the win and clean sheet, with his comments carried by Milan news.

“I had so much fun. Today, it was already decided before the match how much I should play and I did my best.” “These guys make me have fun and make me feel young,” he said.

“In the last two games we made mistakes that cost us the result, the opponents weren’t good but we made mistakes. The championship is still long, today we won and we are back to the top.”

Ibrahimovic was asked if he thought he could bring Milan back to these levels after returning during the 2019-20 season when the team was simply fighting for a place in the Europa League.

“Yes, I imagined bringing Milan back to these levels. That was my vision and the challenge I faced when I fell. We must not give up and believe that it is possible.”

And on renewing Pioli, he added: “Now I have to renew too (laughs). If Pioli renews, I renew. I’m happy for him because he deserves it, he’s doing a great job and it should continue like this. The renewal is well deserved.”

The hope is that the last spotlight is behind the team now and they can continue until the Christmas holidays. When Ibrahimovic was asked about the Scudetto dream that some fans harbor, he admitted that the team had done nothing until winning the title.

“I am happy for the fans, for so many years they didn’t enjoy it as much as they enjoy it now. I hope we can bring that happiness back to the fans but until you win the title we haven’t done anything.”

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