Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the most iconic and outspoken players of his generation. The PSG and Sweden international is known to have a way with words, similar on how he seems to have a way with defenders that try to mark him.
It is very difficult to narrow down to 10 quotes, when he has so many great one liners and responses to journalist during media scrums, but these are to me his 10 best quotes.
Talking about defender Stephane Henchoz
"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.”
After receiving some criticism from John Carew
“What Carew does with a football, I can do with an orange.”
When asked by a reporter about a scar on his face
"Well...I don't know... you'll have to ask your wife about that."
Asked by a journalist if Ajax could lose 9 points in 9 games
“According to my calculations it is possible to lose nine points in only three games.”
Following his move to PSG he was asked about finding a house in Paris
“We are looking for an apartment [in Paris]. If we don’t find anything, then I’ll probably just buy the hotel.”
Commenting on how Pep Guardiola used him at Barcelona
“When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari. If you drive a Ferrari you put premium fuel in the tank, you drive onto the motorway and you floor the accelerator. Guardiola filled up with diesel and went for a spin in the countryside. If that’s what he wanted, he should have bought himself a Fiat from the start.”
At the age of 17 he was offered a trial at Arsenal by Arsene Wenger
“I couldn’t believe it. I was like ‘No way, Zlatan doesn’t do auditions’.”
When asked about what he had bought his wife for her birthday
“Nothing, she already has Zlatan.”
Commenting on Balotelli's fireworks incident
“I like fireworks too, but I set them off in gardens or in kebab stands. I never set fire to my own house.”
When asked about Ligue 1 and if he knew any of the star players in the league
It’s true that I don’t know much about the players in Ligue 1 but for sure, they know who I am.