Top Zlatan Ibahimovic quotes. Zlatan Ibrahimovic needs no introduction, even to those who might not be much familiar with the nooks of football. Such is the popularity of the Swede, who has won multiple trophies across numerous nations, representing the biggest clubs in the sport. While there is no doubt, he was one of the finest players of his generation, his widespread popularity, especially in popular culture, might have resulted from his quotes. Which is known to be hyper optimistic and often transcending the realms of reality. Let us go through a few of top Zlatan Ibahimovic quotes.
To start off it is the striker boasting about his perfect football abilities.
“I can’t help but laugh at how perfect I am.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, despite being one of the elite players in the last two decades, has failed to lift the Ballon d’Or. This is largely due to the dominance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
“I don’t need the Ballon d’Or to know I’m the best.”
Ibrahimovic is known for his longevity and the level in which hen maintained himself as he approached 40.
“I am like a fine wine. I get better with age.”
The striker like any other sports person was being compared to his peers throughout his career. To which he reacted in his own style.
“Lions don’t compare themselves to humans.”
The following is the parting words of Zlatan Ibrahimovic upon his departure from PSG.
“I came like a king, left like a legend.”
The icon made clear of his versatility through the following.
“I can play in the 11 positions because a good player can play anywhere.”
Talking about his roots and journey to the top Zlatan mentioned the below.
“I’m from Rosengård [Malmö], and I went through it all. I came out of it, and I am succeeding.”
Zlatan revealed why he did not join Arsenal due to a turned down trials.
“I don’t do try-outs.”
In another comparison, Zlatan took the example to another level.
“What [John] Carew does with a football, I can do with an orange.”
While speaking of his contract extension with PSG, the Swede had an interesting demand to say the least.
“I don’t believe they can change the Eiffel Tower for my statue, even the people behind the club. But if they can, I will stay here, I promise.”
Commenting on his attitude towards winning Zlatan mentioned the below.
“I don’t have a temper. I have a winning mentality.”
Zlatan turned down accusations of him injuring players with intent in this manner.
“I didn’t injure you on purpose, you just got in the way of my skills.”
Ibrahimovic yet again boasted of his immaculate goal scoring ability in this manner.
“I don’t think that you can score as spectacular a goal as those of Zlatan in a video game – even though these games are very realistic nowadays.”
Ibrahimovic’s time with Barcelona was a disaster to say the least. He fell out with the manager, Guardiola. He addressed the situation in this manner.
“When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari. If you drive a Ferrari, you put premium petrol in the tank, you hit the motorway, and you step on the gas. Guardiola filled up with diesel and took a spin in the countryside. He should have bought a Fiat.”
While commenting on another legendary manager he had the following the say.
“I can play with a broken leg. Would I have a problem with Jose Mourinho? Not at all. He is the Special One because he wins. If he starts to lose, he becomes the Normal One.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was one of a kind. The striker entertained football fans on and off the field for more than two decades. While it is easy to get lost in his off the field drama, it is important for football fans to give credit to his incredible skills, achievements, longevity and work ethics.