Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's ten most controversial phrases

The Swedish striker has always been famous for pronouncing some controversial comments on rivals, coaches, and on top of all, himself.
martes, 23 de febrero de 2021 · 00:00

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has always been very controversial with his funny statements or some very arrogant comments. Known for being as selfish as extraordinary when in the field the 39 year old Swedish striker has pronounced lots of phrases in his career. Sit back and enjoy the best 10 we have brought for you.

He met Arsene Wenger, who gave him the Arsenal FC jersey, with the number 9 and his name. He was so delighted that he even posed for a photo with it on. But the coach never made serious offer, he told he he wanted to see how good he was and what kind of player he, asking for a trial. His answer was: “Zlatan does not do trials”. He was still in Malmö.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

His private life was always quite secret, but one day he was asked who was, in his opinion, the most beautiful woman in the world. His answer was: “I don't know, but when I find her, I'll go out with her". “Swedish style? No. Yugoslav style? Of course not. It's the Zlatan-style.”, he said after a reporter asked him if his playing style belonged to one or the other country of his ancestors.

“I am also the greatest. Can you say so? Or the second largest? Well, better this way: I am the greatest after Ali”, he said replicating Muhammad Ali. "If I had dedicated myself to taekwondo I would surely have won several Olympic medals”, he stated. His skills led him to practicing some movements in soccer too.

“Like wine, I get better over the years”, he said on his evolution as a footballer. “Justin Bieber, Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez ... It is good to know that even David Beckham can't have good taste in everything”, he told once about Beckham’s musical tastes when they played together for PSG in 2013.

Once a reporter asked him what was the anniversary gift that he would give to his wife. "Nothing, she already has Zlatan”, he said. "I don't know any player in the French league, but they all know who I am", he mentioned this upon his arrival in Ligue 1 in France in 2012. But one of the most famous was said when his country failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup: “A World Cup without me is not worth watching, so you don't have to wait for it to come”.


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