AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has come out to say that he doesn’t see himself as a lesser player than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Ibrahimovic recently revealed that he believes himself to be the best in the world.
According to him, when it comes to intrinsic qualities, he is not inferior in any way, and his trophies are impressive as well.
Zlatan added that he hasn’t missed winning the Ballon d’Or and it is the prestigious award that keeps missing him.
His words, “If you’re talking about intrinsic qualities, I have nothing less than them,”
“If you look at the trophies, [then] yes I didn’t win the Champions League.”
“But I don’t know how you calculate it. I’m not obsessed with it. Because when you do good things collectively, the individual follows. The individual cannot be good if the collective is not good.”
“[Do] I miss the Ballon d’Or? No, it’s Ballon d’Or who misses me! Deep down, I think I’m the best in the world. I don’t think it’s relevant to compare players with each other.”
“Everyone has played in their generation, with different teammates … [it’s] difficult to compare. I think everyone has their story and should face it.”
“We need it. We need funds coming in like the ones these major tournaments bring in – we need it from that point of view.”
“I don’t think we should be consulting mostly ex-players – we should be consulting the players now.”
“The Mbappes, the Benzemas, you have to ask all those ones and they have to give their opinion. They are the actors now.”
“To say ‘I played three World Cups’ would be great for some players, but let’s not forget that the actual employer of players are the clubs. No matter what happens with the national team, they are the ones who pay the wages.”
“They are the ones giving the players the financial, psychological and health capability to be at their best to participate in major tournaments for their countries.”
“So now we are having this discussion, shouldn’t the club owners be consulted? Shouldn’t the club managers be consulted?”
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