Zlatan Ibrahimovic Quotes

Everybody tries to score a great goal, and I am lucky I have netted a few.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Anything that happens in your life was meant to happen. It is your destiny. I was destined to have the life I have now, and I can’t have any regrets.

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When you are the invisible man to the head coach, the only option is to head for the exit.

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Wherever I go, people recognize me, call my name, cheer me.

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That’s my hunger. If I start to relax, and I lose that, then I had better stop my football. I need that hunger. I still feel I need to do things 10 times better than other players. Just to be accepted and to improve myself.

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I always drive like a madman.

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Lionel Messi is awesome.

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I have a big heart.

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Some coaches prefer players who will just do whatever he tells them to. It’s like, if you’re at school with a load of 10-year-old boys and you tell them to jump, everyone will start to jump. But the intelligent boy will ask, ‘Why should I jump? Why?’ That can be difficult for a lot of coaches, and I understand that.

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Every player needs a little time to adjust to new teammates and the mentality of the coach when you change clubs.

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I’m not someone who feels settled.

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If I’d gone into taekwondo, I’d probably have won several Olympic medals.

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I still feel I need to do things 10 times better than other players. Just to be accepted and to improve myself.

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People are very curious and have written a lot of things about me. Right or not. I never comment on those things, because it’s not much of my thing to comment on everything that’s written about me.

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Nothing is written in stone, as a career is an unpredictable journey.

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One time I got dressed in all black, Rambo-style, and took a massive pair of bolt-cutters and nicked a military bike.

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

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The way that I opened the door for the young people that come from where I come from and that have a different background, that is what I want to be remembered for.

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I always put myself second – I like to make others happy.

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One thing is for sure: a World Cup without me is nothing to watch.

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Some things is made by destiny, yes, other things by hard work, but quality you don’t learn. Quality you are born with.

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Do you know what I love about hunting? That I am no one in the woods, no one at all. I thought the animals might recognize me, but they didn’t. They did not even ask me for any autographs.

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Best player I ever played against? I mean, I played against many, many good players, so I don’t know who to keep. I would say Ronaldo the Fenomeno.

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I’m not difficult to work with, trust me.

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I want to be remembered as the football player I was. The private person is nobody’s business.

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You were born as the one you are.

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It is nice to know that even David Beckham doesn’t have good taste in everything.

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Whenever life’s at a standstill, I need some action.

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I would love to play alongside Wayne Rooney. He does the running of two or three players and makes a lot of space. We would be the perfect combination.

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

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I always want to become better. If never being satisfied is a problem, then I have it. At least it’s a good problem.

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The day I leave Paris is the day I go down a level or quit football.

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Who is most deserving of all of the money that I, Zlatan, am paid? The answer is Zlatan.

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I had time with my mother, but I really lived with my father. One time he gave all his salary so I could travel to a training camp. He couldn’t pay the rent, but he did that.

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Never judge a person if you don’t know him.

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I read all the time that people think I’m arrogant. They say I am cocky, a bad character. I had that from a young age. But when they meet me, they say, ‘That image doesn’t fit you.’

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I’m used to having a camera in my face but not a camera following me.

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If anything, the children of Paris should be giving me even more money for having the privilege of being in the same city as my incredible quality. And so should David Beckham. Call it a Zlaritable donation.

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I think I am difficult to satisfy, because when I win something, I’m already thinking about the next step, and that is maybe a problem for me. I’m not enjoying the moment. I’m already on the mission to win the next trophy.

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When I took my shirt off against Caen, everybody asked what these new tattoos were. I had 15 removable tattoos on my body; they are the names of real people who are suffering from hunger in the world.

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My confidence can come back very quickly.

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When I started to play football, when I was around 15, 16, I remember the players that played on the national team and noticed that it was only typically Swedish guys.

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I respect the Premier League.

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People trash talk me.

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I will not look back and say, ‘I should have played in England.’

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If I had an ego as big as the Eiffel Tower, would I have won this many collective trophies? I know people like to talk about it. And O.K., I am not going to answer every story. But maybe I will let my collective trophies speak for themselves. I don’t know many other footballers who have won as much. Do you?

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I got a bike when I was little, a BMX. I called it ‘Fido Dido’ after the tough little cartoon guy with spiked hair. I thought he was the coolest thing ever.

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You never forget where you come from.

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If you are too nice, you will just get eaten alive. The football world is not always a nice place.

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When people criticize me, instead of putting my head down, it gives me energy to do even more.

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I do not need a trophy to tell myself that I am the best.

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At Barca, players were banned from driving their sports cars to training.

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I did many stupid things. I made many mistakes, but I learnt from everything. I still make mistakes; I still learn from them. Nobody is perfect.

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