Dejan Kulusevski urged evergreen Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic to come out of retirement and play for Sweden at this year’s rearranged Euro 2020.
Ibrahimovic has not represented Sweden in more than four years after retiring from international football following Euro 2016.
The 39-year-old forward – Sweden’s all-time leading scorer with 62 goals in 116 appearances – has hinted he is ready to end his international retirement ahead of the European Championship as he continues to light up Serie A with Milan.
Sweden international and Juventus attacker Kulusevski talked up an Ibrahimovic comeback following Sunday’s 3-1 win over 10-man Sassuolo.
“We write to each other. He is an idol for me, as hardly anyone in the world can do what he does,” Kulusevski told Sky Sport Italia of Ibrahimovic, who has scored 10 league goals this season and 11 across all competitions for Serie A-leading Milan.
“When he speaks highly of me, it makes me work even harder the next day in training, because I am so proud.
“I really hope he returns for international duty with Sweden at the Euros. It would be wonderful for me and all of Sweden. Come on, Ibra!”