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I Am Zlatan: Career in quotes

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I AM ZLATAN: "I can play all 11 positions because a good player can play anywhere on the pitch..."

PSG’s record goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic is blessed not only with an eye for goal but with a turn of phrase that makes him one of the most quotable footballers to have ever played the beautiful game.

Quips, barbs and boasts seem to roll of the Swedish superstar’s silver tongue and, with City next on his hit list, we’ve rounded up ten of the best quotes from a man rarely lost for words…

When asked about taking criticism from ex-Villa striker John Carew…

“What Carew does with a football, I can do with an orange.”

When Sweden failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup…

“One thing is for sure, a World Cup without me is nothing to watch.”

Swag…

"We are looking for an apartment in Paris, if we do not find anything, then we will just buy a hotel."

On his famous Arsenal trial…

“Wenger asked me to have a trial with Arsenal when I was 17. I turned it down. Zlatan doesn’t do auditions.”

On perfection…

“I can’t help but laugh at how perfect I am...”

Zlatan on the absence of Zlatan…

“An injured Zlatan is a pretty serious thing for any team.”

When asked if he has bought a Porsche…

“Absolutely not. I have ordered a plane – it is much faster…”

On dominating former Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz…

“First I went left, he did too. Then I went right, he did too. Then I went left again, and he went to buy a hot dog.”

What Zlatan gets his wife for her birthday…

”Nothing, she already has Zlatan.”

On versatility…

“I can play in the 11 positions because a good player can play anywhere.”

Here's hoping City's defence will be able to silence the brilliant Swede over the two legs of our upcoming quarter-final!



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