“Vincent cried when I left him to play for Sweden,” Ibrahimovic told a news conference, before shedding tears.
A scorer said Sweden The historic, with 62 goals in 116 games, said in a press interview in late 2020 that he wanted to end his departure from the national team, after which Anderson flew quickly to Milan to agree with the former captain to return.
He added, “Playing for the national team is the biggest thing that a football player can achieve, and inside I thought I could help the national team and do something.”
And the striker expressed his respect for Anderson, despite having disagreed with him in the media in the past.
He continued: “Certainly it is not in my hands and the desire of the player and the coach must be reconciled. Now I have had the opportunity to play for my country and accept that with pride.
“But I will not only be happy with joining, but I want to achieve good results for the coach, the players and the country. If I do not achieve the desired results, my presence means nothing here.”
Sweden faces home to Georgia in its first FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier on Thursday, before visiting Kosovo three days later, and then plays a friendly against Estonia.