Ibrahimovic has helped carry again ‘actual Milan’, says Calhanoglu

Hakan Calhanoglu praised Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s influence at San Siro, saying the “actual Milan” had returned.

Because the season restarted final month, Milan are unbeaten in 11 video games in all competitions and sit sixth in Serie A.

Ibrahimovic has scored eight objectives in 18 matches since returning to Milan in January, and the 38-year-old is reportedly set to increase his keep past this season.

Calhanoglu lauded Ibrahimovic, telling Sky Sport: “I feel that is the actual Milan.

“We’re a crew that all the time desires to win, with nice mentality and keenness. Zlatan has helped us with this and it’s important for us.

“However the championship just isn’t over but and we sit up for subsequent season.”

Milan’s turnaround beneath Stefano Pioli led to the coach extending his contract till 2022 regardless of fixed hypothesis over his future amid hyperlinks to Ralf Rangnick.

Calhanoglu, who’s out of contract subsequent 12 months, is joyful Pioli is staying – and he too desires to stay at Milan.

“I need to keep at Milan. I selected this crew with the guts and I nonetheless need to put on this shirt,” he mentioned.

“I’m joyful that Pioli has been confirmed. He additionally went by a troublesome second since everybody was speaking about Rangnick.”

Milan make the journey to Sampdoria in Serie A motion on Wednesday.

Printed 28 Jul 2020, 06:32 IST