Zlatan eyeing Scudetto challenge

18 October 2020 21:49:05 GMTPlus11

AC Milan's veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes his side have the necessary qualities to be serious contenders for the Serie A title this season.

The 39-year-old had been out of action for nearly a month before making a sparkling return to action with two goals in a 2-1 derby success against Inter Milan.

I do think the Scudetto is a possibility.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

That result continued has been a perfect start for the Rossoneri, who extended their lead at the top of the Serie A table with a fifth win in five league matches played so far this season.

When asked about the Rossoneri's title prospects, Ibrahimovic said: "We are taking it one game at a time. When I arrived, the objective was qualifying for Europe and we did it.

"I do think the Scudetto is a possibility, because if you believe, then you can achieve anything. There’s a long way to go, though."

Ibrahimovic is 5.00 to finish as the leading scorer in Serie A title this season, with Inter's Romelu Lukaku 5.00.

Meanwhile, Nerazzurri head coach Antonio Conte was far from downhearted following the derby defeat and felt that his players had done more than enough to earn at least a share of the spoils.

He told Sky Sport Italia: "Every match we seem to create many, many scoring opportunities, so need to be more cool-headed and clinical in front of goal.

"At the same time, I cannot complain about their attitude, as we tried everything to at least get the equaliser."

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