Zlatan Ibrahimović was his usual self in the post-Bologna match interview, in which he scored two goals.
Zlatan extended his contract with Milan for another year and yesterday he showed once more that even though he’s nearly 39, he’s still a game-changer.
Ibra scored twice against Bologna last night at San Siro in the 2-0 win on Matchday 1 of the Serie A season. Overall he had an overall fantastic game, and could have begged a hat-trick.
“I am in good shape, I am working,” Zlatan told Sky Italia at the end of the match. “This is the second competitive game of the season. We won and I could’ve scored more goals. If I was 20 years old, I’d have scored two more…
“I’ve said it many times: I am like Benjamin Button: I start old and die young! Kidding aside, the team worked well, we are not at 100 per cent and therefore made some mistakes we usually don’t make but it was important to win the first game and start well.
“The team? The objective is to do better than last season. All the young players are working hard, they listen, and they have discipline and after the last six months know what they need to do in order to do well: you need to stay concentrated every day.
“The league? This year, we have to take it one game at a time, do well and play with confidence and treat every match like a final. The objective is to stay high. Where? It’s a secret, time will tell where we’ll arrive.
“My performance? I like having responsibility with the team. The biggest pressure is what I put on myself. I don’t want people to talk about my age, I want to be treated at the same level as everyone else.
“It doesn’t matter if I am 39, I want to be treated like someone aged 20 and do the same work.””