Zlatan: 'I miss the national team'

2018-03-02 13:38
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he misses playing for Sweden and will consider ending his international retirement to play at the 2018 Soccer World Cup.

The 36-year-old, who is currently sidelined with injury, announced his retirement after Euro 2016.

But with the Russian World Cup closing in, the former Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain striker says he is keen to make his comeback.

Speaking to Spanish media, Ibrahimovic said: "I miss the national team. If I want, I do it. I want to feel I can deliver a good performance.

"We'll see, it's a tough question. I want to feel that I can perform and give back. I don't want to come just because I'm somebody. The door isn't closed for anything."

He added: "I don't think anyone needs to call. If I want to, I'm there, that's how it is. But one thing at a time. When I can do what I want to, I'll have other thoughts."

Ibrahimovic is Sweden's all-time leading goalscorer with 62 goals in 116 games.

Sweden will face South Korea, Germany and Mexico in the group stages of the World Cup that kicks off in June.

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