Zlatan Ibrahimovic compared to Roger Federer by AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli as he reveals he’s been in touch with striker in coronavirus pandemic amid speculation over star’s future
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been compared to Roger Federer by boss Stefano Pioli
- The AC Milan star returned home to Sweden following the outbreak of Covid-19
- Speculation surrounds Ibrahimovic’s future with deal due to expire this summer
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been compared to Roger Federer by AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli as he revealed he has been in contact with the striker during the coronavirus pandemic.
The AC Milan star returned home to Sweden following the outbreak of Covid-19 which saw the Italian top flight suspended.
Speculation surrounds Ibrahimovic’s future with his contract at the Serie A outfit due to expire this summer – although there is an option to extend it by another year – and Pioli has hailed the 38-year-old.
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been hailed by his manager Stefano Pioli
‘I spoke to him, he’s doing well,’ Pioli said during an Instagram Live chat, as reported by Goal.
‘I think talent is an innate quality and it’s not difficult for me to spot it, but talent can be worked on and improved.
‘I set the example of Roger Federer, as he was born with that talent, but worked constantly every day to become probably the greatest tennis player who ever lived.
Pioli has revealed he has been in contact with the striker during the coronavirus pandemic
‘Even Ibra tells me his only objective every day is to improve his performance and that’s what it’s all about.’
Ibrahimovic has been keeping up his sharpness by training with Swedish outfit Hammarby, a side where he is part-owner.
Last week the forward remained coy over whether his future lies with AC Milan, he told Dplay: ‘I have a contract and we’ll see how the season ends, if it ends.
‘I said that I want to play football for as long as possible, but you never know what’s happening.’
Milan manager Pioli has compared 38-year-old Ibrahimovic to tennis legend Roger Federer
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