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AC Milan striker Ibrahimovic: It all comes too easy for young players today

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken aim at the young generation of players.

The Swede says he lacks patience with his teammates, even the younger players.

Ibrahimovic said, “When you play at this level, it's the same pressure, it doesn't matter who you are. If you are here, then you deserve to be here and nobody is meant to wait around for you.

“I don't care if you are young or not, there's no time to waste at Milan. You have to play well now. If I don't play well, Milan will sign another striker, it's the same for everyone.

“Obviously, off the field it's different. If you are Rafael Leao, I'll take to you in a certain way, if you're Simon Kjaer and more mature, you've got kids, obviously it's different. But on the pitch, we are all the same.

“When I came to Italy for the first time, I had teammates who saw me as a young kid who brought energy and adrenaline. They were all stars who had won important trophies and been at the top for some time.

“This new generation, you just have to play well for five minutes and you're seen as a great player. I am happy to be from the old school of doing things. You have to prove yourself before you can be praised."

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