“Inter are a much stronger squad than Milan”- Hakan Calhanoglu blasted Zlatan Ibrahimovic after insulting chants

AC Milan 2 - 0 Bologna Zlatan Ibrahimovic dazzles with a double

Hakan Calhanoglu felt terrible as his former teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic made insulting chants toward him during the victory parade. The fans are overwhelmed to wave around a blow-up doll wearing the former’s jersey.

Calhanoglu joined Milan from 2017 to 2021. He moved to the Serie A champions Inter Milan end of last season, hoping to win the Scudetto. So, the midfielder was the target of mockery from AC Milan fans, as the Turkish International also missed the Serie A title this time. 

Calhanoglu and Ibrahimovic had become friends outside the pitch. We can see that Calhanoglu is disappointed about what Ibrahimovic did and said he is too old for this. 

“He is a 40-year-old man, not 18, so I wouldn’t do that sort of thing at his age. He just likes being the centre of attention. He didn’t contribute to the Scudetto this season. He barely played, but will do everything to be the focus anyway.

“Besides, he is the one who always calls me up, asks me to go out to dinner or for a motorbike ride. He wrote about me in his book too. He had to write something, or it would’ve been blank pages. It’s best not to bother, honestly.” 

“It was very difficult, as it was the same city and different colours, but I worked hard and knew this was my opportunity to join the reigning champions of Italy,” he told Tivibu Spor.

“Then when the team I joined didn’t win the Scudetto and my old club did, people acted like it was my fault. I am very happy at Inter, though, and the support of the fans is very helpful. I played at Milan for four years, but nobody ever chanted my name in the stands, whereas it happens every time I just warm up for Inter.”

According to Football Italia, Calhanoglu is happy with the team that Inter Milan are trying to build for next season. The midfielder has been working hard. He scored eight goals and set up 13 for his new teammates in 46 competitive games.

“Inter are a much stronger squad than Milan,” he insisted. “We lost a derby that changed suddenly at the 75th minute after Ivan Perisic and I were substituted. We were leading 1-0 and then lost 2-1, so the coach contributed to the defeat, and I told him as much.

“In the Coppa Italia semi-final, we beat Milan 3-0.” Calhanoglu said.