Zlatan Ibrahimovic easily goes down in most sports conversations as a “self-proclaimed King.” His most recent controversial statement is that he “has conquered England,” just three days to the Manchester united derby against Liverpool.
But Ibrahimovic seems to have a liking for controversy. Sometimes back he made claims that he would not stay in Paris if his statue wouldn’t be erected where the current Eiffel Tower stands. That can be greatly attributed to the amazing seasons he has enjoyed of late. He successfully played in four consecutive seasons, scored 122 goals for Paris Saint-Germain and was expected to move to Major League Soccer (MLS), reports India Today.
But when Jose Mourihno arrived at Old Trafford, his immediate focus was on placing the Swede under his wings so as to return the glory days. And Zlatan being himself took up the challenge of playing in England.
Ibrahimovic immediately after landing at the Theatre of Dreams shifted his attention on to becoming a legend. And indeed he is set on to that path. He has scored 18 goals and made four assists in 33 games.
This has seen the self-proclaimed “legend of Paris” become United’s top scorer and is just one point from becoming the top scorer in the premier league. The current English Premier League top scorer is Chelsea’s Diego Costa with 14 goals. Costa has however insisted that he has no intention of competing with Costa but rather wants to enjoy team glory.
Via Mirror Sport
“If the collective does well, then the individuals will do well. I try to help the team and try to do what I’m best at – scoring goals, playing good and creating chances for my team-mates. As long as I can do that, I know I will help my team. The same thing with them, they help me the way they can for the team. I have no individual targets because that I did already, after three months in England. After I conquered England – it took three months,” said Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
As far as he is concerned, he says that he has achieved his target of proving his worth in the premier league.
Zlatan will become the main man in United’s battle against Liverpool this Sunday.