Does Ibrahimovic’s Return able to bring AC Milan Back to Top?

The red devil club from Italy’s pizza country has the arrival of new player Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Ibrakadabra will undergo a medical test first. Only then can he join the inaugural training session with his new colleague at the club nicknamed the Rossoneri II.

Ibra has been rumored to be receiving a salary of 3 million euros until the end of this season. If the contract is extended for the 2020-2021 season, the 38-year-old striker’s salary could rise to 4.5 million euros. The arrival of Ibrahimovic is expected to bewitch the Serie A standings and make AC Milan fight back and return to winning ways.

AC Milan is currently scattered at number 11 with 21 points. The club that owns 7 Champion league trophies won only 6 wins, 3 draws and 8 defeats. This year is a tough season, should a wizard make AC Milan in the top 4? There are 3 things that make the presence of Ibrakadabra difficult to bring AC Milan into the top 4:

Ibrahimovic Is Aging
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is 38 years old. 195 cm tall man was born in Malmo, Sweden, October 3 1981. Zlatan plays as a pure striker (striker) who has felt 9 different clubs (Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, ​​AC Milan, PSG, Manchester United, and LA Galaxy).

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s productive period occurred when with Paris Saint-Germain when with the giant Ligue 1 team, Ibra packed 156 goals in 180 matches. Together with Inter Milan with a collection of 66 goals from 117 parties.

After that, he successively productive with Ajax Amsterdam (48 goals), AC Milan (56 goals), Los Angeles Galaxy (53 goals), Ajax Amsterdam (48 goals), Manchester United (29 goals), Juventus (26 goals) , Barcelona (22 goals), and Malmo (16 goals).

Ibrakadabra is a qualified striker to break into the opponent’s goal. Many people are hoping that Ibrakadabra can do it again at AC Milan this season.
Because until now the club with this black and red jersey has only collected 16 goals in 17 matches, really alarming.

It should be understood in European football that 38 years of age is an old age. At the age of Ibrakadabra is the retirement age of soccer athletes. If you are lucky at the age of 38 years can still graze in Asia, Arabia and Africa.

Ibra last season with Galaxy was still able to score 53 goals in 58 matches (2 seasons). This shows Ibrakadabra an anti-mainstream player.

With a half-season contract and an additional one the next season to see his performance whether the power of Ibra is still able to score goals?

Too Many Young Players at AC Milan
AC Milan has a squad with the average youngest player in the 2019-2020 Serie A Italian League competition. What the red and black team did last summer seemed to want to rejuvenate its troops. Many players aged 3 heads removed AC Milan. From Cristian Zapata (32 years), Ignazio Abate (32), Riccardo Montolivo (34), to Ivan Strinic (32). AC Milan then recruited young players under the age of 25 such as Rafael Leao (20), Theo Hernandez (21), Ismael Bennacer (21), Leo Duarte (23). The Rade Krunic (25) and Ante Rebic (25) became the oldest recruitment of AC Milan in the transfer market last summer.

When we look at the composition of the AC Milan first team, goalkeepers and defenders are filled by Gianluigi Donnarumma (20), Davide Calabria (22), Alessio Romagnoli (24), Leo Duarte (23), and Theo Hernandez (21). In midfield there are Franck Kessie (22), Ismael Bennacer (21), Lucas Paqueta (22), and Suso (25). While the two posts in the front sector are occupied by Krzysztof Piatek (24) and Rafael Leao (20).

The average age of the AC Milan team is 24.1 years. AC Milan’s closest competitors about the squad’s average age are Fiorentina (25.3 years) and Sampdoria (25.6). While potential champions Juventus (28.8 years), Inter Milan (27 years), AS Roma (27 years), and Lazio (26.9 years). The top teams in the 2019-2020 Italian League have an average squad with a minimum age of 27 years.

AC Milan was formerly known as a warehouse for old players in the era of Carlo Ancelotti. The nickname was pinned to the Italian Red Devils team because they like to defend the team with players who are over 30 years old.

Even so, at that time the AC Milan team was highly respected with a myriad of prestigious titles.

Young players tend to be emotional, lack discipline, are not mature, unstable, often do not obey instructions according to the direction of the coaching team. Too many young players can ruin the game and teamwork. The presence of 38-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to help be a counterweight. But it seems necessary to recruit two more players at the ripe age.

Not many world-class partners for Ibrahimovic
The last time AC Milan won the Serie A trophy in the 2010/2011 season with Ibrakadabra with a classy squad. AC Milan with a mature composition of players made by Carlo Ancelotti with a transfer in the era of coach Massimiliano Allegri made this team flashy in terms of quality players.

With the recruitment of world class players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden), Robinho (Brazil), Antonio Cassano (Italy) and Mark van Bommel (Netherlands) added to the squad to be able to strengthen the composition of mature players Alessandro Nesta (Italy), Andrea Pirlo (Italy), Gennaro Gattuso (Italy) and Clarence Seedorf (Netherlands).

The Rossoneri of that era had shown enough style and material to make them true champions of the 2010/11 season. Even AC Milan has world-class players in Ronaldinho (half a season), Pato, Zambrotta, Boateng, Thiago Silva, Jankulovski, Massimo Oddo, Inzaghi, Ambrosini, Abbiati make this team more complete. Who does not know them as world class players!

What about the AC Milan team 2019/2020 season? You could say some of the class 2 players and some are half cooked. Some players in one good game then in the next bad matches.

AC Milan tried like Arsenal who piled young players of the Arsene Wenger era who were able to polish young blood into a field player. Piatek who was predicted as a new Shevchenko turned out to be sluggish in this season even more notched goals through the white point. Another player Lucas Paqueta who is staying digadang new Kaka has not shown its quality as the owner of the number 10 Brazilian national team.

Suso, Frank Kessie and Hakan Calhanoglu, who are said to be AC ​​Milan’s stars in the last few seasons, appear to be windy. Milan Transfer 2019/2020 season is expected to bring wonderkid to Rafael Leao, Ismael Bennacer, Rade Krunic, and Leo Duarte. However, their presence has not shown its quality as a rising star like Thiago Silva, Pato and Kaka. Theo Hernandez, who was recruited from Real Madrid to become the most prominent left siding. Real Madrid will likely regret selling it to AC Milan.

In fact, AC Milan still believed in Ricardo Rodriguez when recruiting Theo Hernandez, but the Spanish player overtook the Swiss player in a ponytail. AC Milan are 21 points behind the top of the standings and 14 points from 4th place in Week 17. The journey of the competition is farther away and opportunities are of course still present.

Even so, Ibrakadabra with AC Milan team 2019/2020 seems to be difficult to break into the top 4 if you look at the current composition without world-class star players.


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