At this year’s rearranged Euro 2020, Dejan Kulusevski urged evergreen Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic to come out of retirement and play for Sweden.
Since retiring from international football following Euro 2016, Ibrahimovic has not represented Sweden in more than four years.
The 39-year-old forward, Sweden’s all-time leading scorer with 62 goals in 116 games, indicated that as he continues to light up Serie A with Milan, he can end his international retirement ahead of the European Championship.
After Sunday’s 3-1 victory over 10-man Sassuolo, Sweden’s international and Juventus attacker Kulusevski talked up an Ibrahimovic comeback.
“We write to each other. He is an idol for me, as hardly anyone in the world can do what he does,” Kulusevski told Ibrahimovic’s Sky Sport Italia, who has scored 10 league goals this season and 11 for Serie A-leading Milan in all competitions.
“It makes me work even harder the next day in training when he talks highly of me because I am so proud.
I sincerely hope he returns to the Euros for international service with Sweden. For me and all of Sweden, it would be fantastic. Oh, come on, Ibra!”
After overcoming visiting Sassuolo in Turin, Juventus posted their third consecutive league win for the first time since July.
After Sassuolo’s Pedro Obiang was sent off before half-time, goals from Danilo, Aaron Ramsey, and Cristiano Ronaldo kept fourth-placed Juve in contact with Milan. The defending champions are seven points clear.