Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted he’s content with his performances since the start of the season, but has also acknowledged he could have scored more goals for his team.
“I think I could have scored a couple more goals than I have done,” Ibrahimovic was quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph.
“I missed pretty good chances, which I didn’t see myself doing, but it’s a different game here.
“With my performances, I’m happy. I know I can do more, I know the team can do more and I want to do more and I will do more.”
Ibrahimovic started the season with 5 goals in his first 5 league games for United, but then suffered a dip in form, which saw him go 6 league games without a goal.
The former Sweden international finally ended his goal drought against Swansea City last Sunday, scoring a first-half brace to clinch United’s 3-1 win at the Liberty Stadium.
Ibrahimovic was the subject of severe criticism after his period without a league goal, during which he missed a lot of clear goalscoring chances, but his brace against Swansea has silenced the critics.
Many other Manchester United players have been struggling for form as well, but Ibrahimovic has played down the talk of a crisis at the club.
“It will click,” The Swede continued. “We just wait for the moment when everything is clicking among each other, not only inside the pitch, but outside it.
“I don’t say things are bad, because things are good. We’ve been a little unlucky in certain games, but we believe and, when you believe, it will come.
“I like to train hard, that’s my philosophy. If you train hard, you get what you want to get. Hard work pays back, according to me…and it does after 20 years of experience.”
Despite his recent dip in form, Ibrahimovic has been a success in England and his leadership and quality on the pitch are invaluable.
He’s scored 8 goals in 17 games in all competitions for United since the start of the current campaign, which isn’t bad by any means.
It’s not a good idea to write off a player like Zlatan Ibrahimovic after a few games without a goal and his brace at Swansea was the perfect response.