Ibrahimovic newest masterpiece showed again why he is considered as one of the greatest and maybe the greatest to play the game today.
That’s the date where Portugal will face Sweden for the last time in the 2014 World Cup play-off draw. Four days beforehand the first leg is held on 15.11.
The Guardian wrote with a thrill of anticipation: “The last time the sides met in qualifiers both games finished goalless, yet with Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic likely to feature for the respective sides, there should be plenty of attacking play on show.”
Hopefully the November games will show how good Ibrahimovic is, he has the motivation to prove it. Certainly the Swedish international is one of the best in the world. But should he be considered as the best football player in the world?
He is definitively working on it. With another ticket for the World Cup under his belt he would add another point to his resume.
It is hard evaluated a player who is such a great distraction for a team. After being booed off the field once with Paris Saint-Germain he said to a reporter: “It is a bit bizarre when you think of what things were like before. Because, before, there was nothing.”
Ibrahimovic is dead serious when he talks about his talent and he doesn’t show a lack of self-confidence either when he said: “It is good that I don’t have to score all the time. So the gap between me and the rest of the squad closes a little bit”
Ibrahimovic’s words of wisdom are always great entertainment but as a teammate or a manager one might look at the man, who reportedly earns £12 a year, differently.
How evaluated him? – Not sure. Ibrahimovic’s on the field performance though is for sure.
With six feet five inches and 209.4 pounds one wouldn’t think of the Swedish international as agile. But he plays the ball with great perfection. More often then not goals appeared to be just luck. However if luck piles up one day it should view as pure skill.
The English national team knows that. Last weekend in a match against SC Bastia the 32-year-old, who won the league championship with every club he played for, scored another beauty: A back heel goal for PSG to cut out gravity again.
His newest masterpiece showed again why he is considered as one of the greatest and maybe the greatest to play the game today.
German media, always fast to shy away from reporting about non-Bundesliga players, is full of praises. They are writing about his “golden heel” and that he is “taller then the Eiffel Tower”. Or that Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze is dominating like Ibrahimovic – an interesting way to describe the five feet 9 inches attacking midfielder from Bavaria.
What do you think will Zlatan Ibrahimovic out shine Cristiano Ronaldo in their next get-together? And should he considered as the best footballer today?
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