Sweden’s superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to the national team after almost five years. At a press conference, the 39-year-old reacted emotionally and even had to fight back tears after being asked about his sons’ reaction to the nomination.
“I have two little ones at home who are kicking the ball around. My wife tells them to stop, but I say, no, we can replace things when they break. Vincent really cried when I left am, “said the striker of his twelve-year-old son (the emotional PK in the video).
The AC Milan striker paused for a moment and covered his face with his hand before saying, “But it’s okay now.” Rather, he focused on the sport, for the first time he could play on Thursday in the World Cup qualification against Georgia (from 8.45 p.m.) live on DAZN).
“Playing for the national team is the greatest thing you can do as a footballer.” Ibrahimovic has always followed the team and he can finally perceive his wish to help his colleagues again. “It sounds like I’m just happy to be here – but I’m here to get results. What I’m saying here means nothing if I don’t get results.”
On his comeback he will wear the number eleven that Alexander Isak has given him. “I asked him if I could get the number. And he gave me the OK, but only if he got the number back within the next six or seven years.”