The years go by, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic has lost none of his bite and with a certain pleasure maintains his legend in an interview. Guest of Téléfoot this Sunday on TF 1 to take stock of his career and discuss the news of Paris Saint-Germain, the Swede, 40, as usual said what he thought. From his arrival in the French capital to Kylian Mbappé through the current team or Lionel Messi, the AC Milan striker has evoked all the themes without tongue in cheek. It’s stripping.
“Without me, PSG would not be what it is”
The Swede first talks about his time at Paris Saint-Germain. Arrived at the beginning of the Qatari era in 2012, Ibrahimovic was one of the first renowned recruits of the club from the capital. And obviously, he is proud of it. “When PSG was bought, I was one of the first to sign. And I am very proud. Without me, PSG would not have become what it is. Some people think I came for the money, the city, the life. No, I came, and everything has changed, ”explained the current AC Milan player, who set foot in Ligue 1 for four years.
“Today, it is not a team”
Asked which of the current team or the one in which he played is the strongest, Ibra “zlatane” again. His was obviously superior: “Do I find the team today stronger than the one of my time? No, because we were a team ”. Before adding: “Today, it’s not a team. I am not saying that it is not strong, but that it is less good than ours at the time ”.
“Mbappé must smell the taste of blood”
Ibra also gives his opinion on Kylian Mbappé. Author of a good start to the season with five goals and four assists in ten games, the Frenchman carries the PSG attack on his shoulders, while awaiting the awakening of Lionel Messi and that of Neymar. But for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the French star can still do a lot better. “I love Mbappé but he is not doing enough. He can get so strong if he hurts himself. He must smell the taste of blood, walk on fire. Surround yourself with those who will tell you that you are not good enough and you will be better, ”he advises.
“It’s a good challenge for Messi”
To finish his analysis on his former club, the forty-something obviously mentioned the arrival of his former teammate at FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi. Free party of FC Barcelona last summer, the Argentinian upset Ligue 1 and the capital club with his aura. And for Ibrahimovic, “the Pulga” was right to try the Parisian adventure: “It’s a good challenge for Messi. He is going to try something new after a very long time at Barcelona and he arrives at a very ambitious club which wants to win and which is still in a form of ascension ”.