10 Nov Ibrahimovic a fantastic player but AC Milan undecided on January signing, states Pioli
The Swedish striker was tipped to rejoin the San Siro outfit, but head coach Stefano Pioli gave little off when probed on the speculation
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a”good player” however Stefano Pioli is uncertain whether the striker will go back to AC Milan.
The 38-year-old’s contract with MLS side LA Galaxy expires in the close of the year and he’s been linked with a return back to European football.
MLS commissioner Don Garber maintained that week Ibrahimovic is”being recruited” by Milan, where he spent two seasons before leaving Paris Saint-Germain at 2012.
Milan have been tipped to strengthen their group in January after a poor start to the effort, but Pioli was reluctant to affirm Ibrahimovic is a goal.
“Ibra is a fantastic player,” he told a news conference on Saturday. “However, the January marketplace is much away. There’ll be time for you to produce assessments.”
Milan have won one of the four games beneath Pioli, who had been brought in to substitute Marco Giampaolo a month.
The 18-moment Serie A winners are at the bottom half of the table afterwards 11 matches and traveling to Juventus on Sunday.
Regardless of the 16-stage gap to winners Juve, nevertheless, Pioli has complete faith in his players and is relishing the opportunity to pick up a possibly season-defining outcome.
“I hope my players, even when table states we’re far from Juventus,” he explained.
“Matches begin from 0-0, 11 players from 11. It is a fantastic challenge, however the huge challenges also mean using a fantastic prospect.
“Discussing turning points is obviously hard. It’s apparent that on a psychological level, doing nicely tomorrow would imply a great deal for us.
“it is a challenging challenge but a excellent opportunity, one which we will need to be prepared to struggle for.”
Ronaldo has failed to find the net in three of the previous four outings, but Pioli is well aware of the Juve forwards’s capabilities.
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“it is hard to state how to prevent him,” he explained. “He’s many opportunities to harm teams. We’re discussing a happening, a winner.
“Against him we need to be more cautious and decided, giving him small room to operate in. He’s one of the best players , together with [Lionel] Messi, Pele and [Diego] Maradona.”
Franck Kessie, Samu Castillejo, Mateo Musacchio and Fabio Borini are of Milan’s squad to face Juve, however, Suso returns after missing the 2-1 loss to Lazio weekend.