Zlatan Ibrahimovic quotes display a man who has a very huge ego and beams with confidence. His quotes clearly reveal someone who considers himself the best in what he does. Ibrahimovic has never won the Ballon d’Or, an award won many times by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. This hasn’t hampered his belief in himself as he doesn’t base his ability on a trophy.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a player from Sweden who currently plays for the Italian Seria A team, A.C Milan. He is considered a very great player and has won a career 31 trophies with various clubs. Many comparisons are often made between him and Neymar about who is a better player. Below are a number of quotes from him.
“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.”
“I still feel I need to do things 10 times better than other players. Just to be accepted and to improve myself.”
“I'm used to having a camera in my face but not a camera following me.”
“I can't help but laugh at how perfect I am.”
“If you are different, or you have minimum possibilities, you can still succeed. I am living proof of that.”
“One thing is for sure: a World Cup without me is nothing to watch.”
“An injured Zlatan is a pretty serious thing for any team.”
“If you are too nice, you will just get eaten alive. The football world is not always a nice place.”
“Arsene Wenger asked me to have a trial with Arsenal when I was 17. I turned it down. Zlatan doesn't do auditions.”
“When I went to Juventus, I was young, but in training, I had legends like Fabio Cannavaro and Lilian Thuram marking me. I had to work hard to get my respect."
“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.”
“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.”
“Wherever I go, people recognize me, call my name, cheer me.”
“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.”
“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.”
“You never forget where you come from.”
“Everybody tries to score a great goal, and I am lucky I have netted a few.”
“Never judge a person if you don't know him.”
“I wish anyone in this world could go to his fridge and pick whatever he wants. Because the day you open your fridge and there is nothing in it, it is difficult.”
“I'm not difficult to work with, trust me.”
“At Barca, players were banned from driving their sports cars to training.”
“Jose Mourinho is a big star... he's cool.”
“When you have my confidence, I will do 200% for you.”
“I don't like to talk about myself.”
“I'm not someone who feels settled.”
“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.”
“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.”
“When people criticize me, instead of putting my head down, it gives me energy to do even more.”
“Some things is made by destiny, yes, other things by hard work, but quality you don't learn. Quality you are born with.”
“My father is from Bosnia, and my mother is from Croatia, but I was born in Sweden."
“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.”
“You were born as the one you are."
“It is nice to know that even David Beckham doesn't have good taste in everything.”
“If I'd gone into taekwondo, I'd probably have won several Olympic medals.”
“Who is most deserving of all of the money that I, Zlatan, am paid? The answer is Zlatan."
“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.”
"Whenever life's at a standstill, I need some action."
“My confidence can come back very quickly.”
“When you are the invisible man to the head coach, the only option is to head for the exit.”
“Nothing is written in stone, as a career is an unpredictable journey.”
“People trash talk me.”
“Lionel Messi is awesome.”
“I'm a guy of 92kg. I haven't got the physique of someone who can work back and then sprint up front again throughout a match!”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic quotes are about the man himself and how he views others. His quotes can certainly be of inspiration for anyone who lacks confidence. I hope there is something he shared that will inspire all readers.