“He took advantage of a tragic situation”: According to Ibrahimovic, Calhanoglu took advantage of Eriksen’s drama

AC Milan's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts after he scored an offside goal during the Italian serie A football match Napoli vs AC Milan on November 22, 2020 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP)

In the summer, Hakan Calhanoglu surprisingly moved from Milan to city rivals Inter. His ex-colleague Ibrahimovic is now unpacking the background of this transfer.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been as outspoken as ever in his new book ‘Adrenaline: My Untold Stories’ as he discussed the ‘tragic’ Christian Eriksen incident that occurred this summer.

Sweden superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic from AC Milan has assured that his former teammate Hakan Calhanoglu benefited from the situation around Christian Eriksen and his cardiac arrest when he switched to city rivals Inter.

“We have to thank him for what he has done for us and wish him the best for the future,” writes the 40-year-old in his new autobiography ‘Adrenaline’: “It sounds bad, but Calhanoglu took advantage of a tragic situation.”

“Eriksen had a heart attack, so Inter needed a player in this position. The door opened for Calhanoglu. Before that, there were no offers for him, neither from Inter nor from anyone,” continued Ibrahimovic.

“He’s a good guy and he learned a lot from me,” writes Ibrahimovic nonetheless about the native of Mannheim. Calhanoglu was under contract with Milan for four years and played 38 games with the Swede. At the hated rivals Inter, the 27-year-old promptly became a regular player and has so far been on the field in 17 competitive games (5 goals and 5 assists).


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