AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic admitted he feels “a sense of panic” when he thinks of retiring, but the AC Milan and Sweden star also notes that we must “enjoy him now, because we will never see him again”.
The 40-year-old has no intention of hanging up his boots yet and is already negotiating a contract for next season at the San Siro, and is currently on an international assignment with Sweden for their World Cup play-offs.
Ibra admitted in his press conference: “I feel a slight sense of panic at the prospect of retiring, I will definitely continue to play for as long as possible, as long as I can get results and not suffer. “.
About what he will do after retiring he said: “I don’t know, we’ll see when the day comes, I can start right from when I retire, take a break, or disappear completely.”
He added: “I know that the adrenaline I feel at the moment will never be the same, we are programmed to wake up, go to training, go home and rest, this lasts from 20 to 25 years, but one day I will wake up and have no plans, and it will be That’s a strange feeling.”
On how he felt when retiring, he commented: “I think your greatest sadness will be your sadness, as you won’t be able to watch me play anymore, you should enjoy me now, because you will never see people like me again.”
Ibrahimovic will miss the first World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic on Thursday, but if Sweden qualify, he will be available for the final against Poland next Tuesday.
Russia was originally scheduled to play Poland, but was left out after sanctions due to the invasion of Ukraine.