"They shut an animal in at home for two weeks," Zlatan declared to Milan TV. A classic phrase - 'an animal in a cage' - that certainly rings true of our number 11 in recent weeks. Testing positive for coronavirus, a two-week quarantine - during which his birthday fell - and a green light to play on 9 October following two negative tests. He had a week of training to get back up to speed and get ready for the Derby. And last night came the marvel: two goals, winning goals and a dominant performance. His second brace of the season, four goals in two Serie A games, five in all competitions.
Who else could be the MVP of Inter v AC Milan if not Zlatan Ibrahimović? It was a landslide win (82%); Zlatan was a central figure in everything that the Rossoneri did: 57 touches, 24 completed passes, two chances created, hold-up play and a general feeling of always having the ball under his control. Age is only a number.
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