Zlatan Ibrahimovic he broke the silence about the foul play he used on César Azpilicueta in the last game you played Spain against Sweden for the Qualifiers heading to Qatar 2022. In an interview with The Guardian, the 40-year-old forward opens up and reveals the reason for this controversial action.

The surprise that Ibrahimovic got when he returned to Milan

” The other day, in the national team, I made an entry for him. I did it on purpose. I’m not ashamed to say it because he did something silly with one of my players. Act big with my footballer. It was stupid, but I did it to make him understand: ‘You don’t fucking do that. You don’t have the balls to do it against me. But I’m going to show you what happens if you do it to me. ‘ That’s why I did it ”, assures the tall player to the English newspaper.

“Did Azpilicueta say something to you after the game?” Asked the journalist. ” What can you say? He won’t tell me, but he will tell my player, who won’t do anything because he’s too good. It wasn’t a good thing of me, but I still did it. That’s how I am. I’m not ashamed to say it, ” the attacker replied.

Ibrahimovic He saw the yellow for that action, a card that will have consequences, since he will lose the first playoff match that Sweden he will play in March to be able to go to the World Cup.

” It’s not about missing the play-off. It’s about making the guy understand that he’s not kidding someone who’s lying on the ground. You do not attack a dog that does not bite. It attacks the one who can do something. It’s too easy to mess with my teammates, who are 20 years old and very good guys. I hope you understand it now, ” he insists.

Until you drop from exhaustion

Secondly, Zlatan He spoke about continuing to play at his age and affirms that “it is not easy. Every day when I wake up I feel pain everywhere. ” Still, the footballer does not retire: “I will continue to do so while I can.”

” It’s not about contracts or being famous. I do not need that. The only thing that keeps me moving is the adrenaline, ” the Swede told The Guardian.


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