Zlatan Ibrahimović may start on Monday against Sampdoria, with Krzysztof Piątek watching him from the bench.
Zlatan has been in Milano for only a few days and yesterday was his first time training with his new teammates.
However, as reported by Milannews.it and others, Ibrahimović has appeared to be in an excellent physical condition.
Therefore, the possibilities of seeing Ibra on the pitch from the first minute, at the center of Pioli’s 4-3-3 (most likely with Suso and Hakan Çalhanoğlu on his side), are on the rise. Ibra already played this role in the friendly match against Rhodense, scoring a goal and assisting one in the 9-0 win of the club over the regional side.
Should Zlatan start, it would of course leave Krzysztof Piątek on the bench. The Polish striker, who has been incredibly disappointing this season, has one more training session to convince Pioli, as the game against Sampdoria is on Monday at 15:00 CET at Stadio San Siro. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, 56k tickets have already been sold and nearly 60k could arrive to see Ibra’s debut.
Another doubt of Pioli ahead of the game, according to Sky Italia, is between Lucas Paquetá and Franck Kessié. One of them will start with Ismael Bennacer and Jack Bonaventura in midfield.