You will struggle to find a player as outrageous as Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The star PSG striker and Swedish Captain is a goal scoring machine with dozens of records and trophies on his resume, but he is perhaps better known for his outspoken personality. He is certainly not an individual lacking in self confidence, and this is evident with the fact that he often refers to himself in third person. His unbelievable quotes, along with his astonishing abilities, ensure that he is somewhat of a legend in the soccer world, so today we are counting down his 10 most outrageous quotes.
“First I went left, he did too. Then I went right, and he did too. Then I went left again, and he went to buy a hot dog.”
This absolute gem of a quote came during a post game interview, and it refers to a devastating move that he put on then-Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz. The move (similar to Ronaldinho’s “Flip Flap”) left him completely turned inside out, out of position and somewhat red faced. This came in the earlier stages of Zlatan’s career when he was at Ajax and faced Liverpool, and it was a clear sign of his dazzling ability on the pitch, but also his brilliant ability to entertain off of it. The quote perfectly encapsulates his confidence, sense of humor and cheekiness. Whilst somewhat disrespecting an opponent in a press conference after the game may anger some, Zlatan always manages to get away with it (aside from the odd confrontation) and importantly he also has the skills on the pitch to back up his extreme confidence.