Former Sweden international, Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is not ready to walk away from football just yet and is still hungry for more success.
The 39-year-old AC Milan forward is the current top scorer in Serie A, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku, with 10 goals from eight league games.
Ex-Sweden international Ibrahimovic has played in the top division of seven countries in a career that started more than two decades ago.
“I’ll keep going until I can’t do these things I’m doing,” he told BBC Sport.
“I just have to keep physically good and the rest will be solved by itself.”
AC Milan are top of the Serie A table and unbeaten after 10 games, five points clear of city rivals Inter.
“We are in unbelievable form – we are doing great, we’re doing good,” the Swede, who missed two games after testing positive for Covid-19, said. But still we haven’t won anything, we have to keep that in mind.”
Ibrahimovic says his second spell at Milan differs to his first time with the club a decade ago. Last season, the side finished sixth in the league.
An added motivation has been the fact some fans were not convinced he could perform in a top European league as a 39-year-old who had been playing in the USA for LA Galaxy – despite having scored almost 500 career goals.
“The first time I came to Milan I came to a club fighting for the title, the second time I came it was in a situation to bring the club and the team back to the top where it belongs,” he said.
“It’s a different challenge, it’s a challenge I like, because when they say it’s too difficult, it’s almost impossible, that’s where I come in the picture and that’s where I feel alive.
“If I can succeed and if I’m able to do what I think I can do, the feedback is amazing, the feeling is amazing because it’s a bigger achievement than coming to a top team that is already top. I’m very motivated,” Ibrahimovic said.