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“I made something impossible, possible”


Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he ‘made something impossible into something possible’ by playing through injury to help Milan win the Serie A title.

The 40-year-old striker was part of the team that won the Scudetto for the first time in 11 years, beating rivals Inter to the crown.

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Ibrahimovic was an influential presence when AC Milan won the Scudetto

“I made something impossible, possible”

Zlatan broke the pain barrier this year, he says

While scoring eight goals for the Italian giants, he revealed the full extent of the knee injury which could spell the end of his playing career.

The Swedish star underwent surgery in France this week to repair damage from a previous anterior cruciate ligament injury, ruling him out for up to eight months.

With a long period of recovery ahead of him, Ibrahimovic has taken to social media to reveal the struggles he has endured this term in order to keep the promise he made to his teammates.

In an Instagram post, he wrote, “For the past six months I have been playing without an ACL in my left knee.

“Knee swollen for six months. I have only been able to train with the team 10 times in the last six months.

“Took over 20 injections in six months. Drained the knee once a week for six months.


“I made something impossible, possible”

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Ibrahimovic faces an uncertain future in the game after being ruled out for eight months

“Painkillers every day for six months. Barely slept for six months due to pain. Never suffered so much on and off the field.

“I made something impossible possible.

“In my mind, I had only one goal, to make my teammates and coaches Italian champions because I had made them a promise.

“Today I have a new ACL and another trophy.”

In the aftermath of the title celebrations, Ibrahimovic was his heart as he puffed on a cigar and flipped a table upside down during a locker room speech.

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