Also Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
AC Milan defeated Ellas Verona 3-1 in the final match of the 38th round of Italian Serie A in the 2022-23 season held at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy on the 5th at 4:00 am (Korean time). AC Milan finished the season in 4th place (70 points, 20 wins, 10 draws, 8 losses, 64 goals and 43 losses).스포츠토토
A special time was prepared with the final game of the season. This is because Zlatan, who returned to the San Siro Stadium after 8 years in 2020, took off his soccer boots and announced his retirement. Last season, Zlatan showed off his strength by winning the league champion in his third season back.
At the time, the locker room talk was also a hot topic. Zlatan gathered the players and said, “We’re united. It wasn’t easy being champions. But we’re truly united. Play like champions. AC Milan doesn’t own Milan. Italy belongs to AC Milan.” he gave a speech. Zlatan became an example by gathering players on and off the field.
However, even Zlatan, who had overcome injustice, could not escape the years. After his knee surgery, he spent six months in the hospital and was away. AC Milan nevertheless sent faith by signing a renewal contract. AC Milan and Zlatan said goodbye due to player retirement.
Appearing at the retirement ceremony, Zlatan said, “I say goodbye to football, but I won’t say it to you. There are so many memories and emotions at the San Siro Stadium.”
He said, “When I first came to AC Milan, I was happy. When I came back, I was loved. I sincerely thank my family, players, coaching staff, club staff, and fans.” He expressed his thanks.
Tributes are pouring in from football legends as well as from the clubs and leagues he has been through. Among these, Zlatan-like reactions were left. When the Italian Serie A secretariat said, “Once a king, always a king,” he responded, “There are many kings. God is only me.”
Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Manchester United, LA Galaxy, AC Milan. Zlatan, who enjoyed an era, left the football world.