MILAN - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has yet to
declare eternal love for AC Milan but he is already striking
blows at former club and last term's treble winners Inter Milan.
The Sweden striker, who has joined Milan on an initial loan
from Barcelona having quit Inter last year after winning three
Serie A titles, said on Thursday he was back in Italy to prove
the supremacy of his new team over their city rivals.
"We are stronger than Inter," he told a packed news
conference with around 100 excitable fans waiting outside for
his official presentation.
"This is the most beautiful shirt I have played with. This
year it's all about these two clubs. I am sure we are favourites
for both the scudetto and Champions League."
His words will send shivers down the spines of the Inter
faithful who used to adore the 28-year-old, but after falling
out with Barca coach Pep Guardiola, former Juventus forward
Ibrahimovic is not ready to commit his career to Milan.
"When I join a club I think it's my last one but then little
things happen and things can change. At Barca everything was
going well but then someone didn't want me anymore," he said.
"At AC Milan I hope to stay but then it depends on the club
and the coach. I hope to do better than at Juventus and Inter."
Ibrahimovic's confidence stems from the fact Milan have
invested in their squad for this term while Inter have stuck
with the same ageing unit which won Serie A, the Champions
League and Italian Cup last season.
Brazil forward Robinho, Milan's other major transfer window
signing from Manchester City, was also unveiled like a movie
star alongside Ibrahimovic.
"I think that English football is not ideal for a Brazilian
footballer, it's not my style," he said.
Milan, who have not won the scudetto since 2004, could start
with the imposing forward quartet of Ibrahimovic, Robinho,
Ronaldino and Alexandre Pato when they visit promoted Cesena on
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