AC Milan manager, Stefano Pioli has hailed the club’s superstar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic by comparing him to Tennis legend, Roger Federer – claiming that the Super Swede has the same work ethic as the tennis great.
Ibrahimovic returned to Milan in January and made an instant impact for the fallen giants, scoring three goals in eight matches in the Serie A before the league was suspended due to coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak.
Pioli for his part has been nothing but impressed by the work ethic who at the age of 38 has shown that his desire to succeed has not diminished.
“My IDOLS? I have to say two: CRISTIANO Ronaldo and Zlatan IBRAHIMOVIC”.
Inspiration to the next generation ? pic.twitter.com/LwF97Ms6EG
— TeamCRonaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) April 26, 2020
“I spoke to him, he’s doing well. I think talent is an innate quality and it’s not difficult for me to spot it, but talent can be worked on and improved.
I set the example of Roger Federer, as he was born with that talent, but worked constantly every day to become probably the greatest tennis player who ever lived,” he said as quoted by Goal.
“We also saw great natural talents wasted, perhaps because they were unwilling to make the sacrifices and work hard. I trained Miroslav Klose, the striker who scored the most goals in the World Cup.
Even Ibra tells me his only objective every day is to improve his performance and that’s what it’s all about.”
Despite his impact at Milan following his return, the player himself has revealed that he is unsure whether he will remain with the club next season, amid reports emerging that he will make a move away once the transfer window opens.