Zlatan Ibrahimovic is aware that his football career is coming to an end.
The 40-year-old is part of Milan and has a contract with “Rossoneri” until the end of this season.
He has not yet decided whether he will play for another year or whether he should hang his shoes on the nail.
However, the attack veteran says that he is afraid of retirement, of the experience he will have after making this decision, therefore he is trying to postpone his career as much as possible.
“I am close to the gate line. But, I’m afraid: if I have to stop, what will I do? What would be the next chapter I know some possibilities, I can do many things, but the adrenaline I have on the field I do not know if I will be able to find it elsewhere. I am trying to push the goal line, playing and scoring goals,” the Swedish striker initially stated in an interview with ESPN.
“It is clear that to continue playing I have to be physically fit, I have to be able to do that, I have to be able to have fun playing. It does not make sense to play if you suffer a lot, it is better to be realistic and say to yourself: ‘enough’. And, start a new chapter. But if you are focused on this, you are not focused on the rest. My head does not say that,” he added.
“If I were to think about my retirement, I would not be able to help my teammates and myself to do what I want. Players follow their schedule every day. I have been doing this for 25 years. You are like a soldier. I am close to this line, but I am not ready yet,” Ibrahimovic continued.
He also spoke about the moment of Milan, for which he says that great sacrifices are being made to achieve the objectives.
Ibra hopes that in the end the team will be rewarded for the effort and will be declared the champion of Italy, but that he will have to think game after game, not doing the job done, three laps without finishing the season.
Through experience, he is trying to help young players and the team in general, from inside and outside the green.