Jol warns Ajax over Ibrahimovic

Ibrahimovic spent three-and-a-half years at Ajax earlier in his

career before spells at Juventus, Inter Milan and Barcelona. He is

now back in Italy and has made a promising start to his second

spell at the San Siro. Jol is certainly wary of the impact

Ibrahimovic could make against his men as they look to bounce back

from losing 2-0 to Real Madrid in their Group G opener. He said:

“It will not be easy as AC Milan and Real Madrid are at the same

level. “Ibrahimovic is the best striker in the world. “In addition,

Robinho is unpredictable and you know what Ronaldinho can do when

he gets time on the ball. “It will be hard but we are at home, at

the ArenA and we don’t lose there very often. “We will have to play

like we did in the first half against FC Twente on Saturday. We

have a chance.” Jol will have midfielders Rasmus Lindgren and Eyong

Enoh available after both men were passed fit. There is not such

good news for Jol’s Milan counterpart Massimiliano Allegri, who is

without Alexandre Pato and Massimo Ambrosini. And he is expecting a

difficult encounter in Amsterdam. He said: “Our match against Ajax

is very important, it will be a tricky game. “They are strong at

home, they’re a good team with a lot of good, young skilled

players. “This match is very important regarding our qualification

from the group.” Milan come into the game after edging past Genoa

in Serie A on Saturday night – Ibrahimovic scoring the only goal

after 49 minutes. “I want to see Milan play like we did against

Genoa: determined to win, while paying attention at the back,”

added Allegri. “However, we have to play better than on Saturday

and I’m sure we will.” Allegri has overseen steady progress so far

but he is impressing vice-president Adriano Galliani, who is eager

to focus on results at this stage. He said: “First of all, Milan

have to be solid rather than entertaining. “We have to win titles,

we are not at a fun fair. “Hopefully we will win tomorrow.”