Ibrahimovic even better than he was 10-12 years ago – Gattuso

Ibrahimovic even better than he was 10-12 years ago – Gattuso

Ibrahimovic even higher than he was 10-12 years in the past – Gattuso

Napoli head coach Gennaro Gattuso believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic is best now than he was 10 to 12 years in the past following his match-winning show for Milan.

Ibrahimovic scored twice as Milan returned to the highest of the Serie A standings with a 3-1 win over 10-man Napoli on Sunday.

Evergreen Milan star Ibrahimovic turned the oldest participant to attain no less than 10 objectives within the first eight Serie A matchdays, the 39-year-old surpassing Lazio’s Silvio Piola (29 years outdated in 1942-43) for the document.

Ibrahimovic – who struck within the twentieth and 54th minutes earlier than hobbling off – additionally matched Gunnar Nordahl for second-most Serie A objectives from the primary eight video games performed of a season by a Milan participant, solely adrift of Marco Van Basten (12 in 1992-93).

Gattuso performed alongside Ibrahimovic at Milan between 2010-12 – the pair serving to the Rossoneri to their final Scudetto in 2011 – and the previous hailed the veteran.

“Milan consider firmly in Ibra, they consider 100 per cent in what they’re doing,” Gattuso informed Sky Sport Italia. “He appears I feel even stronger now than he was 10, 12 years in the past.

“They put the crosses in as a result of they know he’ll get on the tip of them. What we did in the present day was create a number of possibilities and never consider in them absolutely.

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“It’s about mentality. Soccer is about serving to one another out, clubbing collectively, having a sort, reassuring phrase on your team-mate after they’re struggling.

“There are too many individuals who act like professors, who wish to train you every part. This hurts me.”

Milan, two factors away from high-flying Sassuolo, have collected no less than 20 factors from the primary eight matchdays for the second time within the three factors for a win period – the Italian powerhouse additionally achieved the feat in 2003-04 as they went on to safe the Scudetto.

Napoli are six factors off the tempo in sixth place, having misplaced two of their previous three Serie A fixtures.

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