Zlatan Ibrahimović Sensationally Claims French League Is ‘Boring’ With Messi, Mbappe and Neymar
- Zlatan Ibrahimović says the French top flight has been less exciting following his departure from Ligue 1 six years ago
- Ibrahimović, who played for Paris Saint-Germain between 2012 and 2016, claims his absence created a huge vacuum which has not been filled by current superstars
- The veteran goal poacher is considered a bona fide PSG legend, with only Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani scoring more goals for the Ligue 1 champions
Outspoken AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimović claims his absence in Ligue 1 has created a void in the French top flight, despite the presence of Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Ibrahimović spent four seasons with Paris Saint-Germain from 2012 and 2016, scoring a staggering 113 goals in 122 appearances.
His eccentric character, both on and off the field, ensured he hogged the headlines on a regular basis throughout his stint in France.
Speaking on the current state of the French league, the 41-year-old said that since his departure from France, the country no longer has anything to talk about.
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"Since I left France, everything has gone downhill. There is nothing to talk about anymore in France,” he claimed as quoted by Get French Football News.
Zlatan continued, "France needs me, I don’t need France. Even if you have [Kylian] Mbappé, Neymar and [Lionel] Messi, it doesn’t help you because you don’t have 'God'.”
Zlatan Ibrahimović sends warning to Romelu Lukaku
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that AC Milan's striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has sent a clear warning to Romelu Lukaku, telling the Inter Milan striker that their tiff is far from over.
Ibrahimovic and Lukaku clashed in a Coppa Italia match in the 2020/2021 season that was marked by subtle headbutts and insults. Both were booked for their roles in the scuffle, but Ibrahimovic was later on sent off for a second yellow card.
The Swedish striker has given his account of how things transpired in his new hard-hitting book, Adrenaline.
The 40-year-old admits that at the time, he made reference to an old rumour that Lukaku's mother used voodoo on him to convince him to leave Everton in 2017 and join Manchester United.