Ibrahimovic says he may try to make a comeback for Sweden

  • Ibrahimovic says he may try to make a comeback for Sweden

Ibrahimovic says he may try to make a comeback for Sweden

Ibrahimovic retired from global football after Euro 2016 but, when asked whether he'd be open to a sensational comeback, the 36-year-old admitted that he couldn't definitively say no.

Ibrahimovic joined Manchester United as a free agent back in 2016 and finished the season with 28 goals in all competitions in his kitty. I want to feel that I can perform and give something back.

Sweden are up against defending champions Germany, Mexico and Korea Republic in Group F of the World Cup and given the experience of their all-time top scorer, they could do a lot worse than let Ibrahimovic lead the line. Ibrahimovic says "the door hasn't been shut to anything".

"This is incredible! This player has just stopped to play with Sweden one year and a half ago and we are still here talking about him". It's their first World Cup appearance since 2006, and Zlatan is definitely feeling a bit of FOMO.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is eyeing a chance to play at another World Cup, even though the coach of Sweden's national team was convinced that the veteran striker had no desire to return.

"Watching the others playing in the national team", Ibrahimovic said, "it's tough".

"It's tough in general, when you think that I'm injured and not playing". If I want, I do it. "That's good - that means I live".

And when pressed on his future, the gaffer concluded, "Is he going to stay or leave I don't know, I want him to stay, the club want him to stay, the process, negotiations, numbers, distances between the offer and what he wants, I really don't know".

He also said he wouldn't need a telephone call, saying: "I don't think anyone needs to call".

A healthy and in-form Ibrahimovic remains one of the most lethal forwards in the world―it's nearly impossible to suggest Sweden would be better off without him.