Zlatan Ibrahimovic played it cool when asked whether the current AC Milan side are capable of winning the Scudetto this season.
Ibrahimovic showed his decisiveness once again as Milan continued their perfect start to the Serie A season with a 2-1 win over Inter at San Siro on Saturday.
All the action would be in the first half as the Swede scored twice in the opening 16 minutes, the first a penalty converted at the second attempt.
However, Romelu Lukaku’s goal made it 2-1 before the break and there were visions of last season’s capitulation, but in the end that would be the last goal.
The result means Milan are top of the Serie A table with the only other ‘perfect’ side in Atalanta being thumped by Napoli earlier in the day. Ibrahimovic was interviewed by Sky Italia at the end of the game, and his comments were transcribed by MilanNews.
“A very important match against Inter. AC Milan hadn’t won the derby for 4 years, I was locked away at home for two weeks. I was so hungry and today I proved it with these two goals. I am disappointed with the penalty, but the important thing is to have won. This adventure continues.”
On the Scudetto: “We are at the beginning, since I arrived the team has been doing great things, especially after the lockdown. The team is growing a lot, the mentality is different, the young people take more responsibility. They all train great.
“I feel a lot of responsibility, I’m the oldest in the team. A situation that I really like, everyone follows me and everyone is hungry to win.”
Are you amazed by yourself? “I am not amazed by myself. I know what my level is. After the injury I went to America to feel alive. At Manchester I told Mourinho that I wasn’t ready and didn’t wa