Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed he has not had the honour he deserves from the Swedish media because his name “is not Andersson or Svensson.”
He said: “What does the Swedish media do? They defend me or do they jump on and attack me? They still attack me, because they cannot accept that I am Ibrahimovic.
“If another player would do same mistake I do, they would defend him. But when it comes to me, they don’t defend me.
“This is about racism. This is about racism. I don’t say there is racism but I say there is undercover racism.
“This exists, I am 100 percent sure. Because I am not Andersson or Svensson. If I would be that, trust me, they would defend me even if I would rob a bank. They would defend me, I tell you.”
He added: “What I did, nobody else has done. The Golden Ball in Sweden [awarded to the best male Swedish footballer each year]. The best that ever won it is two. Two Golden Balls. How many do I have? I have 11.
Eleven Golden Balls.
“It has never happened. What I did for football Sweden, it has never happened. I am the best there is.”
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