Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'The duel with Ronaldo will be exciting'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'The duel with Ronaldo will be exciting'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be making his debut for AC Milan when they take on Sampdoria in a Serie A match.

The 38-year-old rejoined his former club he played for from 2010 to 2012 helping them win their last major title in 2011.

And the Swedish striker is looking up to challenge with Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of scoring goals and helping his team get back to winning ways.

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"I know what I have to do, Zlatan is still here.

"The duel with Cristiano Ronaldo will be exciting," Ibrahimovic told reporters as the Swede was officially presented by his new club AC Milan.

Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo have faced off before in Europe during their spells with Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

The pair were also in competition at international level at the Euro qualifiers and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Zlatan and Ronaldo have also played for Premier League giants Manchester United, recording successes at different levels under Jose Mourinho and Alex Ferguson.

Milan are currently at the bottom half of the Serie A table and are eight points away from a Europa League place and 14 from a Champions League spot.

"You have to suffer: those who don't know how to suffer can't be the best," added Ibrahimovic. "I'll get meaner and meaner. I expect a lot from my teammates too.

"I've only seen Milan's results from afar, but I don't know what hasn't been working so far."

The Rossoneri have had nine different managers since Max Allegri left the club in 2014, including stints from former players like Clarence Seedorf, Filippo Inzaghi and Gennaro Gattuso.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Zlatan Ibrahimovic got off and running as he marked his return to AC Milan with a bang, scoring one and assisting another in their 9-0 win over Rhodense.

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The 38-year-old headed to the San Siro on a six-month deal with an option to sign a year further after eight years away from the club.

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