Ibrahimovic, who retired from global soccer after the 2016 European Championship, says “the door hasn’t been shut”. Without him, Sweden have surprised many, qualifying for the World Cup, beating Italy in the playoffs. Speaking to Spanish media, Ibrahimovic said: “I miss the national team”. I want to feel I can deliver a good performance.
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic hints that he could return to Sweden’s global setup for the World Cup finals. When Sweden qualified for the tournament back in November, Ibrahimovic, nearing a return for United, sent out a typically brilliant tweet.
When asked about returning for this summer’s World Cup, Ibrahimovic revealed: “We’ll see, it’s a tough question”. “This is incredible! This player has just stopped to play with Sweden one year and a half ago and we are still here talking about him”. I don’t want to come just because I’m somebody.
The veteran Manchester United star was quoted by ESPN as he revealed that “the door isn’t closed on anything”, after he discussed the possibility of returning to the worldwide fold. I want to play, with the club team, with the national team, it’s the same thing. When you’ve played for 20 years and you get to see the others playing in the national team, it’s hard.
He added: “I don’t think anyone needs to call”. It’s tough in general, when you think that I’m injured and not playing. However, 11-time Swedish Player of the Year revealed he may be convinced into an worldwide swansong in June at the age of 36.