AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for coronavirus. The announcement came few hours after Milan is due to play against FK Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League third qualifying round on Thursday.
The club admitted that they have told relevant authorities and the Swedish player will be isolated at home.
Ibrahimovic tweeted, I tested negative to COVID yesterday and today I tested positive. No symptoms what so ever. COVID had the courage to challenge me, Bad idea
I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) September 24, 2020
Ibrahimovic’s teammate, Leo Duarte also tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. The 38-year-old extended his contract with the club to one year and will remain in the club till next season. He got the season start with a 2-0 win against Bologna. He also scored in their Europa League game against Shamrock Rovers.
AC Milan increased their unbeaten run to 15 games in all competitions as they continued where they stopped last season. They also have the speculation of winning the champions league.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic praises himself after Bologna triumph
Zlatan said after the winning against Bologna, I am fine, I am working, this is the second official match. We won, I could have scored more goals had it been I was 20. I would have another two goals. I am like Benjamin Button, I was born old and I die young.
He also said that the club is not %100 and make mistakes they shouldn’t have.
It was important to start well and win the first game. “Our goal is to do better than last year
Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned to AC Milan after leaving LA Galaxy last December. Sweden international pledged €100,000 in other to support hospitals and medical staff in Italy.
Ibrahimovic said, Italy has given me so much and in this dramatic moment I want to give back to this country I love. “I count on the generosity of my colleagues of all professional athletes. And of those wants to make a small or large donation according to their possibilities to kick this virus away.