Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that AC Milan can win the Serie A title this season and they can do it without him itself.
The Sweden international was handed a three-match ban this week for insulting an assistant referee during the Italian giants’ 2-1 league victory over Fiorentina in Florence.
The 29-year-old was playing in his first game since serving a two-match suspension and will now also miss Milan’s encounters against Sampdoria, Brescia and Bologna.
Ibrahimovic, though, is confident in his team-mates’ ability to cope without him.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the contentious penalty from the spot that gave AC Milan the victory over Napoli. However, upon examining replay, the referee has gotten a very difficult decision absolutely correct.
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that he is feeling happy with Alexandre Pato. The Swede is set to line up alongside Pato and Robinho in attack against Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
But he was quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport as saying there are "no invention problems with Pato".
The Sweden international went on to say that when he is angry he often produces his best football.
"It's true, I get angry quite often, but that's where I get all of my quality; this game is better," said Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hailed AC Milan's victory at Catania after being down to 10 men. The Rossoneri were reduced to 10 men early in the second half but scored twice thereafter to register a 2-0 victory in Serie A. Ibrahimovic was the protagonist of the win as he provided the assist for Robinho's opener and then scored the second.
However, after the game Zlatan Ibrahimovic admitted that Catania had made it tough for them and, according to Milan's official website, he said: "It was important to win. I think that by winning here we made a statement.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored an important goal right at the death to help Milan rescue a point. Antonio Di Natale put the visitors in front after 35 minutes only for Alexandre Pato to level in first-half stoppage time. Milan trailed 3-1 with just over 20 minutes remaining after Alexis Sanchez netted and Di Natale grabbed a second for himself.
A 78th minute own goal from Medhi Benatia and another Pato strike right eight minutes from time levelled the scores against, but Milan looked to have thrown away a point when German Denis put Udinese in front again on 89 minutes.
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that he is looking to finish his playing days in the US. The Sweden international has previously admitted that AC Milan will be his final European club, but he wants to head over to America and finish his career in the MLS.
"I want to play one or two years in a nice place, and then retire," Ibrahimovic told Voetbal International. "This is my last contract with a club in Europe. When I'm done in Milan I will play a couple of years in the United States.
AC Milan coach has said that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the key to the club's success. The Italian giants were unmotivated to say the least, having sealed their place in the last-16 of the Champions League.
And that showed at the San Siro on Wednesday as the Rosseneri allowed the Dutch side to dictate and eventually win the game through second-half goals from Demy De Zeeuw and Toby Alderweireld.
Speaking after the match, Allegri admitted to the lack of motivation but believes his decision to rest their top-scorer proved too much for his side to bear.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic once again proved that he is one of the best strikers in the world by scoring lots of goals for his new club AC Milan. Ibrahimovic, who won three scudettos with Inter Milan, has continued where he left off in Serie A after a difficult one season interlude at Barcelona.
Sampdoria are next in line to try to stop the tall and skilful striker in Genoa on Saturday (1700 GMT) but so far few others have managed to control him as Ibrahimovic has banged in seven goals in 13 games to propel Milan to the top.
AC Milan must play with Zlatan Ibrahimovic as their focal point according to Massimiliano Allegri. Allegri has asked the team to recognise Ibrahimovic's rank and responsibilities, and give him his due on the pitch as he heaps colourful praise on the hitman, expecting him to power their Scudetto and Champions League driving.
Ibrahimovic scored twice as Sweden crushed San Marino in Euro 2012 qualifiers. The local hero took only seven minutes to break the deadlock when the Milan striker held off a challenge and controlled a Kim Kallstrom cross from deep on the left before calmly firing home past Aldo Simoncini.
Five minutes later the game was effectively over as a contest as another Simoncini, defender Davide, turned Sebastian Larsson's low cross into his own net with Ibrahimovic lurking behind him.