Zlatan Ibrahimovic sobbed at a press conference on Monday after admitting that his return to the Sweden squad has been difficult for his family.
Janne Andersson recalled the Milan striker for this month’s World Cup qualifiers against Kosovo and Georgia, as well as the friendly against Estonia, opening the way for him to eventually appear at Euro 2020.
He marked his first call-up in nearly five years by tweeting a photo of himself wearing a Sweden shirt with the caption “The return of the God.”
Ibrahimovic, who turns 40 in October, is Sweden’s all-time top scorer with 62 international goals, the most recent of which came in November 2015 against Denmark.
An emotional Ibrahimovic announced the challenge of leaving his family to join the national team at a press conference on Monday.
“I had Vincent [his son] here, and he was crying when I left.” But it’s all right…,” he said before breaking down in tears.
“It takes time away from my family, and it’s not easy. It’s tough when you have two children that cry every time you leave them. Even if I’m Superman, I’m still a human. They’re proud of themselves.”
Ibrahimovic has 15 goals in 15 games this season in Serie A, and the ex-Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain striker thinks he can also make an impression on the international level.