Milan Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic Is Similar To Marco Van Basten - Arrigo Sacchi

The man who coached Marco Van Basten has compared the Dutch legend to Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic...
Arrigo Sacchi has compared Milan man Zlatan Ibrahimovic and former striker Marco Van Basten, but he couldn't pick who is better.

Writing in his La Gazzetta dello Sport column, Sacchi said:

"I don't believe it's right to judge whether Ibrahimovic or Marco is better.

"I would be less objective having coached Marco and benefited from his extraordinary ability.

"However, I must recognise that the actual 'Ibra' is not worth any less. Marco was perhaps more elegant and until this year more capable [than Ibra] of linking with the team."

Sacchi believes this will be Ibrahimovic's season to reconfigure his football legacy with success.

"Ibra hadn't always showed continuity and the ability to move himself with and for the team across the entire pitch until this season," he continued.

"The Swede has returned [to Italy] after being a partial failure at Barcelona with the desire to redeem himself which has increased his openness [to work for the team] and today he has completely exploded.

"He collaborates in defence, and in attack he doesn't just exploit his technical and physical potential, but moves in the time that the team wishes.

"If he keeps going this way, Ibra will equal Van Basten in international victories and individual achievements.

"Marco won three Ballon d'Or awards. Ibra has matured and has transformed from a soloist into a complete footballer."

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