Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘apologised’ after Romelu Lukaku clash in Inter Milan defeat
- 27 January 2021
Zlatan Ibrahimovic apologised to AC Milan players after his dismissal against Inter Milan on Tuesday night, according to manager Stefano Pioli. The Sweden international clashed with Romelu Lukaku at the San Siro. And he’s now set for a suspension, APA reports citing Express.
Ibrahimovic put Milan ahead against Inter, who he spent three years with between 2006 and 2009 earlier in his career.
The club’s fierce rivals then responded through Lukaku, who converted a penalty after Nicolo Barella had been fouled in the box.
And Inter ended up emerging victorious through a late goal from Christian Eriksen, with the Denmark international netting a terrific free kick.
Ibrahimovic received his marching orders during the contest, picking up two yellow cards.
And both he and Lukaku were lucky to stay on the pitch earlier in the match as they nearly came to blows, despite formerly being team-mates at Manchester United.
Pioli has now spoken out after the contest and has claimed Ibrahimovic apologised to the Milan dressing room for costing his side the game.
"He (Ibrahimovic) apologized like the great champion that he is,” he said.
“He got a bit caught up in wanting to help the team. It was not easy to stay in the game with one less man.
“The pressure from Inter was strong.”
Pioli refused to blame Ibrahimovic for the defeat, however, insisting Milan cost themselves the game due to their poor first half showing.