AC Milan had lifted the Serie A title within the 2021/22 season, ending an 11-year await the home league trophy. The aspect, coached by Stefano Pioli, ended with 86 factors on the desk as they completed two above bitter rivals Inter, who had lifted the title final 12 months. Milan had additionally reached the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia this season, however endured a poor outing within the Champions League the place they completed on the backside of their group.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been one of many central figures within the Milan dressing room since his return to the membership in 2020. The Swedish striker, extensively thought to be probably the greatest forwards of this era, made 23 appearances for the Serie A champions in 2021/ 22 as he fought a number of accidents all through the season.
In reality, after the title victory, Ibrahimovic had revealed on his official Instagram profile that he performed “with out an ACL in my left knee” for six months, and was solely capable of prepare 10 occasions with the staff throughout the whole period. With a knee surgical procedure, Ibrahimovic is predicted to stay out of motion for at the least one other six-seven months.
The striker scored 8 Serie A targets all through the season for Milan and throughout the bus parade, Ibrahimovic took a dig on the aspect’s former midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, who infamously made a swap to Inter final 12 months. Ibrahimovic took over the mic and stated, “Hey, ship a message to Hakan,” prompting boos and abuses from the Milan followers for the midfielder.
Calhanoglu has now reacted to the incident, as he took pictures at Ibrahimovic for making an attempt to be the “centre of consideration.”
“He’s a 40-year-old man, not 18, so I would not do this kind of factor at his age. He simply likes being the focal point. He did not contribute to the Scudetto this season, he barely performed, however will do all the pieces to be the main target anyway,” Calhanoglu advised Tivibu Spor, per football-italia
“Moreover, he’s the one who at all times calls me up, asks me to exit to dinner or for a bike trip. He wrote about me in his e-book too. He needed to write one thing, or it might’ve been clean pages. It is best to not trouble, truthfully.”
The Turkish midfielder additional said that Inter are “stronger” than Milan.
“Inter are a a lot stronger squad than Milan.”
“We misplaced a derby that modified out of the blue on the seventy fifth minute after Ivan Perisic and I had been substituted. We had been main 1-0 after which misplaced 2-1, so the coach contributed to the defeat and I advised him as a lot.”
He added: “Within the Coppa Italia semi-final, we beat Milan 3-0.”