Interview of Zlatan Ibrahimovic with Sportweek. The 39-year-old Swede distributes presents to 27 children.
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has given an interview to Sportweek, the weekly edition of Gazzetta Dello Sport. The Swedish veteran started talking about Milan and noted that he feels at home in Milan:
“I play in many clubs, and I respect all of them because I have great memories with them. However, Milan is the club where I feel at home. I go to Milan every morning, and I do not hurry to return home because I am already at home. I first felt it in 2010 when I was here for the first time, with Galliani and Berlusconi, with everyone who worked then, it was a different feeling, a different atmosphere, they also felt at home, I liked it because I could be a real Zlatan and at the same time, I played for one of the best teams in the world. “For me, the peak of the peak.”
The 39-year-old Swedish player has never won a Ballon d’Or despite a fantastic career. However, he does not give up and believes that the 12 titles of the best Swedish player mean more to him:
“I would not exchange my 12 Guldbollen (Swedish Golden Ball) for one gold ball in France football because it means stability to me. I have seen many who have won the World Cup, the European Championship, the Champions League, even the Golden Ball and then they disappeared. “Instead, I’ve been in the game for 25 years, always at the top.”
Ibrahimovic also spoke about the secret that keeps him competitive and stimulating at the age of 39. Victory for Zlatan is a drug:
“Winning is like taking drugs for me. It’s hard to explain, but when I’m on the pitch, I have to win at any cost and always. I’m 95% of the time winning workouts. It’s not a lie.”
The Swedish star also talked about special players in his opinion
“The best players? Buffon in the goalkeepers. He is the strongest. I spent much time with him at Juventus. It was a very special team, my first top club. Nedved was just a car. He worked before, during and after training. Zidane? When “He was on the pitch, no one could oppose him. Ronaldo is a phenomenon. He was my idol. But the best player of all time is Maradona. The only one who is better than me.”
Finally, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s interview ended with a characteristic statement, saying that Santa Claus, who distributes gifts to 27 children – has 2 in Sweden and 25 in Milan. Clearly, in the latter, he refers to teammates.
“I never ask for anything for myself. I’m Santa Claus, I give presents to my 27 children, I have two in Sweden and the other 25 in Milan. We had an excellent year, we won a lot of games, and we lost very little. “But I came back last January and Milan were 12th in the standings. Now we are at the top, and we are confirming that we are part of the top teams, so we have to keep going.”
Recall that this season Zlatan Ibrahimovic managed to score 11 goals in 10 matches in all tournaments. Ibra missed much of the first half of the season due to injury and is still injured.