Pioli: ‘Not just Zlatan’ | Football Italia

  Coach Stefano Pioli said Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ‘important’ to help Milan turn their season around but stressed there have been several factors ‘allowing us to deliver excellent performances’.

  The Swede, who turns 39 in October, was on target against Sampdoria yesterday, when his brace helped the Rossoneri secure a 4-1 win at the Marassi.

  Zlatan joked he doesn’t age after the performance and Pioli has again praised the veteran’s impact at San Siro since January but underlined that there are other factors

  “Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been very important for our development, but there hasn’t been only this,” Pioli said at the post-match press conference.

  “The work we have put down in the past months, the arrival of [Simon] Kjaer and a change of positions on the pitch.

  “There’s a number of things that have allowed us to deliver excellent performances with the right continuity.”