AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that he will continue playing for the Sweden national team, despite approaching the end of his career. The 30-year-old striker is entering into the final few years of his career. He has been one of the national icons for the Swedish football, but there have been rumours that the AC Milan striker could hang up the international boots following the Euro 2012 exit for Sweden in the group stages. Due to the form of the AC Milan striker, many expected Sweden to get past the group stages.
However, they suffered defeats in a number of the matches to be eliminated in the group stages itself. Following the exit of the nation, it has been rumoured that the 30-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be hanging up his international boots, but the AC Milan striker rejected such speculation by saying that he intends to carry on playing for the national team as long as possible. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become a surprise transfer target for French club PSG. The Swedish striker joined AC Milan only a few seasons ago, but has helped them win the league title after many seasons without one. It is thought that former AC Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti is keen to bring him to the French capital.
“I’ll continue with the national team, absolutely. I’m still motivated and I want a lot more. This doesn’t mean anything in my mind. It just makes me more motivated. I want to get better than I am, and I want to continue to develop. Physically and mentally I’ve felt really good. But what good is that when you don’t win? I’d rather win and not play well than to play well and not win,” said Ibrahimovic after the exit of Sweden from the Euro 2012.