The soap opera Ibrahimovic vs Sweden is closer than ever to being resolved. Ibrahimovic, who left the national team in 2016, had long been sending cryptic messages about his interest in wearing his country's shirt again. At first, coach Janne Andersson was reluctant to approach the Milan player but lately the situation has turned 180 degrees. And now they have buried the hatchet, to smoke the pipe of peace.
Janne Andersson and the Secretary General of the Federation, Håkan Sjöstrand, have traveled to Italy and have met with the forward, who is out with Milan due to a physical problem. A step ahead of Sweden in their approach with Ibrahimovic. “When Zlatan was open to joining the national team again, it was important to meet and discuss the matter. I am glad to have such a quick meeting. The talk was very good and rewarding, and we agree to continue the dialogue in the future“said the Swedish coach on the website of the Swedish football federation.
A meeting that shows that Ibrahimovic may be the great novelty of the calls of the Nordic country in the international commitments of March 2021. To show the return of Ibrahimovic and end up going to the Eurocup, the Swede would play his fifth continental tournament, after the 2004 Euro Cups; 2008; 2012; 2016 and 2020. Great news for Sweden's all-time top scorer (62 goals) and not so good for Spain, as Sweden is their first rival in the group stage of Euro 2021. A return that would put the icing on his magnificent career and that would close the circle, since almost 20 years ago he wore yellow for the first time (31-1-2001, against the Faroe Islands).