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Lionel Messi and Cristian Ronald are considered the best footballers today, but they can look a little boring at times. Your post-game conversations or your press conferences are always in the same vein. They’re full of clichés and we actually know beforehand what they’re likely to tell journalists.

However, Zlatan Ibrahimovich, who celebrated his 40th birthday this year, differs significantly from most footballers in this regard. He has a sense of humor and an extremely high level of self-confidence, which is what sets him apart. His statements really always cause excitement and excitement among the fans.


In November 2013, Sweden faced an important game against Portugal in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup qualification. Before the duel, a TV4 reporter asked Ibrahimovič how the qualification would go and who would eventually make it into the championship.

“Only God knows” replied a native of Malmö. “But it’s pretty hard to ask him.” remarked the editor ironically. “You are currently talking to him”, answered Zlatan with a petrified expression.

For the sake of completeness we would like to add that in the end the Swedes did not make the mentioned game when they lost 3-2 to the Portuguese. Ibrahimovič scored both of his side’s goals, but that wasn’t enough either, with Ronaldo on the other side with a hat trick.


Swedish football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Source: TASR

After the aforementioned narrow loss to Portugal, which decided the Norwegians would not travel to Brazil, Zlatan told reporters again: “One thing I know for sure, MS is out of the question without me, so there’s no point in waiting in tension for it.”

In this case, however, we have to oppose the Swedes as the World Cup in Brazil brought several unforgettable football stories with it seven years ago, but this time without our own Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

In 2016, his future at PSG was discussed. For a long time it was speculated in the hallways that the Swedish sniper might break into the English Premier League. However, Ibrahimovic told reporters what would have to happen for him to reconsider his decision to leave the French capital: “I don’t think club officials can trade the Eiffel Tower for my statue. But if they succeed, I would stay here, I promise. “

The Eiffel Tower itself immediately responded to the Swedish shooter’s statement on its official Twitter account: “I like your sense of humor, Zlatan. The view of Paris from above is really nice, but I am La Tour! ” Anyway, it didn’t work for Ibrahimovic, so after the season he packed his bags and set out to seek his luck in the red part of Manchester.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic im PSG-Trikot.

What: reuters

During his time at the American MLS in 2019, Zlatan once again forgave his then teammates from the LA Galaxy team for a teasing remark: “To be honest, the MLS is not at the level of football in Europe. I’ve played with players who were at or near my level. But here I feel like a Ferrari under Fiat. “

The LA Galaxy specialty coach certainly didn’t enjoy this unfortunate statement from its biggest star. In the cabin they had to explain the whole situation afterwards. With this statement, however, Ibrahimovic reaffirmed his unpredictability.

Zlatan was preparing another pearl for an interview with BT Sport he did while wearing the United shirt. The moderator asked him who he thought the best strikers in the Premier League were, and the Swedish matador’s response clearly surprised him: “Personally, I like the spikers who make crucial differences in a match. Lukaku is strong, he is the type of player who uses his physical strength to score a lot of goals. Agüero is also a very good striker. “

But then, given the nature of Ibrahimovic, the journalist asked a very logical question why he did not mention himself. “Because lions can never be compared to humans” replied a native of Malmö with a smile on his face. The moderator couldn’t stand it, of course, and laughed immediately.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic during his time at Manchester United.

What: reuters

Yes, this is Zlatan and that’s why he’s so popular with the fans. Although he celebrated his 40th birthday in October this year, he says: “The older I get, the better. Just like red wine. I think I’ll be able to play in my fifties. “

We’ll see if we talk about Ibrahimovic as an active footballer a decade later, but in his case it can’t be entirely ruled out. In any case, it is the immediate aim of Zlatan, his current employer, AC Milan, to be successful both at home and at European level. Even in his forties, he still has something to offer the team.

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