Ibrahimovic has just started for the first time for Milan since January 2022 and has never worn the captain’s armband since the start of the match for this club.
It is reported that, with Davide Calabria on the bench, Theo Hernandez suffering from the flu and Olivier Giroud suspended, the Swede, who was not initially chosen to be captain, has gained the trust of his teammates.
Pioli said: “I think it was a gesture from Bennacer, who is considered the captain in our ordering system. Zlatan represents us so much, on and off the pitch, in the dressing room, so we can only be pleased with his return.”
Not long before, Milan knew they would face Napoli in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but Pioli is focused on Serie A: “Of course, we are completely focused on this game. We will think about Napoli when The moment comes, but this is too important, we need to get back to winning points in Serie A and the group is still very tight.”
Thanh Vu | 11:14 March 19, 2023