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Sampdoria coach Ranieri: AC Milan not just Zlatan

Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri insists there's more to AC Milan than Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Milan have Ibrahimovic back in action this weekend, as the 39-year-old returns in shape after having played for Sweden during the international break.

“Milan are not just Ibrahimovic," Ranieri said. “He's a great champion who is making people understand what football is: sacrifice, passion, serious training, great combativeness and a great desire to improve.

“He's an all-round champion and a player who stimulates his teammates and it's logical that when he's not around, the teammates around him want to show that they are learning."

Ranieri added: "I want to see a strong, tenacious, resilient Sampdoria trying to give their best.

"We know how Milan play, they are the team that scored more points than last year, they are a Scudetto contender.

"We know what we must do."

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