Not just his impeccable footballing skills, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also known for his colorful personality and remarkable comments. Since he stepped foot into the football circuit, he always remained in the limelight for his eccentric persona. And even at the age of 39, the Swedish star showed his talent and charisma in both on-field and off-field alike.
He played for several great football teams including Manchester United, Barcelona, and French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain. Besides, he also had a short stint at MLS. But now, he became an integral part of the Italian Serie A side AC Milan. And now, he has already scored 10 goals in just 6 games of the Italian league. With that feat, he now equals Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku.
Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is even harder to tame than a lion
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— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) December 6, 2020
A fresh stint between him and the reporters started up after a journalist of UEFA asked him about the hardest one to tame between Zlatan and a lion. The Swedish star instantly replied, “Zlatan, 100 percent.” The 39-year-old star then explained in his own way, “You can tame a lion, but you cannot tame Zlatan. It’s a different animal.”
While the reporter compared him with Benjamin Button, a fictional character of the Brad Pitt movie, Zlatan said, “I’m doing it better, because I’m living proof of it. Benjamin Button is just a made-up story.” He then added, “I’m the perfect profile for that movie. I’m doing the real movie, and Benjamin Button was a movie for the cinema.”
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The Swedish legend said, “I’m 39 and with what I have done, I have no obligation to work anymore, but I still have this passion for what I’m doing. I’m never satisfied, and I always want more.” He then added, “I don’t see a lot of players who are my age who were, or are, performing like I am doing. The moment a player goes above 30 is when they start to go down and they quit. Above 30 is when I started to become even better.”
Zlatan said, “ I hear athletes from [the] US say that they spent more than one million [dollars] to keep their body in shape. I am 39. I am in shape. I perform at the highest level. I spend zero to stay in shape.” He said, “The secret is not how much you spend, the secret is in your head – how much you want it, how much you’re willing to sacrifice. That is the secret. It’s the mentality and mentality doesn’t cost anything.”