Zlatan Ibrahimovic has incomplete business at the World Cup.
The striker has emerged from global retirement at 39 years old and is set to play his first counterpart for Sweden since 2016 when the group plays a World Cup qualifier against Georgia in Stockholm on Thursday.
Ibrahimovic’s underlying point is to play for Sweden at the mainland wide European Title beginning in June yet approaching further somewhere far off is the World Cup in Qatar that happens in November and December 2022 — when he will be 41.
Ibrahimovic has played in two World Cup finals — in 2002 and ’06 — and never scored an objective. He needs to fill that hole on his swelling resume.
“That is something I will beat since I can’t have a zero,” Ibrahimovic said Monday, grinning. “Looking excessively far ahead is hazardous. I should contemplate what happens the following day. … However In the event that I feel the manner in which I do today, I will be there.”
The Air conditioner Milan striker sprinkled snapshots of run of the mill recklessness — “If you were to ask me, I’m the awesome the world,” he said — with snapshots of modesty as he represented almost an hour at a news gathering at the Companions Field in Stockholm. He even seemed to sob as he said goodbye to his family prior to making a trip to Sweden for the forthcoming games against Georgia, Kosovo and Estonia.Ibrahimovic, Sweden’s record scorer with 62 objectives from 112 appearances, said he had missed playing for the public group and was pretty much as excited as he has at any point been.
“The head is now and again quicker than the legs can deal with,” he said. “In any case, at the present time, it’s just about feeling better, performing and each time I go out on the field I’m similar to a small kid kicking the ball interestingly.
“On the off chance that the head will choose, I won’t ever stop. I’m not a similar player as in the past, but rather I keep on performing.”
Ibrahimovic said a genuine knee injury he maintained while playing for Manchester Joined in 2017, which kept him out for a very long time, changed his attitude about his vocation. He just played seven additional games for Joined together, at last moving to Los Angeles World where he burned through two seasons.
He got back to high level European soccer at AC Milan in late 2019 and feels his presentations in Italy demonstrate he is as yet fit for performing great at worldwide level.
“He is youthful, youthful,” Ibrahimovic said, talking about himself. “Furthermore, every day that passes, the more youthful he gets.”
Ibrahimovic said he has gotten some energetic insults about his age from partners since connecting up with the Sweden crew yet it is clear he is as yet held in extraordinary regard by the nation’s players, some of whom grew up revering him.
Emil Forsberg and Alexander Isak offered to give him their shirt numbers — Nos. 10 and 11, individually — and Ibrahimovic said he has taken up Isak’s offer.
“He said he’ll get it back in six or seven years when I quit,” Ibrahimovic said with a chuckle.
Sweden mentor Janne Andersson said he conceived the captaincy one day getting back to Ibrahimovic, however not right away.
“Obviously Zlatan has the most experience however he has no involvement in our group,” Andersson said. “In the end he will actually want to be skipper of this group. Be that as it may, at the present time I don’t see it in this gathering.”