AC Milan attacker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that his passion for football is slowly fading and that playing the game now feels like a routine job to him.
The Sweden international recently declared that he is nearing the end of his career, and his latest comments further fuel speculation that he could hang up his boots in the not too distant future.
"Football is no longer burning inside me like back in the days. Playing football has become more and more of a routine job for me," Ibrahimovic was quoted as saying by Il Corriere dello Sport.
"It's a matter of getting out there on the pitch, warm up, train and then back home again. However, before I always used to stay out there after training because there was always something to do.
"I am starting to become tired of football and am no longer motivated like before. Football was all I was thinking about when I was younger, but things are different now."
The 30-year-old has a contract with AC Milan until the summer of 2015.