Former AC Milan legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic has joined head coach Stefano Pioli in the Rossoneri’s training session ahead of their match against Newcastle United tomorrow.
The 41-year-old, who finally retired from playing in the summer, reportedly gave a message to his ex-teammates following their 5-1 humbling at the hands of bitter city rivals Inter Milan at San Siro on Saturday.
Zlatan Ibrahimović has joined AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli ahead of UCL game vs Newcastle 🔴⚫️🇸🇪
This happens in the training session before the game and after losing the Milano derby on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/gjUctQU2df
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 18, 2023
Zlatan Ibrahimovic meets up with former teammates
The Derby was Milan’s first defeat of the season after winning each of their first three Serie A matches but the imposing Swede felt the need to voice his opinion on his old side’s second-half collapse against Inter.
The Nerazzuri’s three unanswered second-half goals sealed an unforgettable day for the blue half of the city leading to their most emphatic win in the Derby della Madonnina in 14 years.
Milan take on Premier League outfit Newcastle in their Champions League opener tomorrow at San Siro and face an uphill battle to qualify for the knockout stages from a group that also contains Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and German giants Borussia Dortmund.