He is in Zlatan Ibrahimovic form. In any case, the former PSG striker (2012-2016) who turned 40 at the beginning of October still has his tongue out. In a long interview this Wednesday in the Milanese daily ” Corriere della Sera “, The star of AC Milan evokes his former club and not always in words which will please on the edges of the Seine. He had already put on a first layer at the end of October in the program “Téléfoot”.
“Donnarumma has to mess around to be a holder of PSG”
At first, the Swede says all the good things he thinks about Gianluigi Donnarumma, the goalkeeper with whom he played last season in Milan: “He’s a great goalkeeper. If the club had given him what he wanted, he would have stayed in Milan ”. In the following sentence, Zlatan especially dissing the management of PSG concerning his former teammate in competition with Costa Rican Keylor Navas. He implies that it is the Latino-sounding group of PSG which forces the staff to play the latter: “Now, resumes Ibrahimovic, he (Donnarumma) must have a mess to be a holder of PSG. It is not normal for South Americans to force the other cheek. Gigio is stronger. “
“Mbappé needs a more structured environment”
A little further, Zlatan Ibrahimovic evokes Kylian Mbappé. He confirms that he advised the Bondy kid to leave Paris before qualifying his remarks: “It’s true I advised him to leave PSG. Mbappé needs a more structured environment, like that of Real Madrid. But then I told the president of PSG not to sell it. “
Very fit, the Swede also takes advantage of the interview to return to an episode of his adventure in France. When in 2015, he called France a “shitty country” after a match in Bordeaux: “At that time,” says the Milan striker, Marine Le Pen asked for my expulsion. The next day, I feared the reactions in the street. Instead, the French approached me to congratulate me: “Ibra, you’re right, it’s really a shitty country. There it is.
As he spares no one, Ibra still reserves a small layer to Pep Guardiola, his former coach in Barcelona. It is rare to openly criticize the current Manchester City coach: “He never understood me,” said the striker. He wanted to schedule everything I had to do. Guardiola doesn’t like personality players. I became a problem and since he couldn’t solve it, I solved it by leaving. “
“Lewandowski deserved the Ballon d’Or”
When asked, what is his preference between Messi and Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic slice: “They are both very strong. I say Messi also because we played together “But he also says that his preference for the Golden Ball was not for the Argentine genius:” “With Messi and Ronaldo, I have a professional relationship. Leo lives for football. But Lewandowski deserved the Ballon d’Or this year. “
In a final confidence, Zlatan who handles several languages says the one he prefers in his everyday life and especially on the lawn. And here too, it’s worth it: “In the field, I never think in Swedish: it’s too nice a language. In the field you need nastiness. So I think in Slavic. Sometimes in English and Italian. As a family we do Swedish stuff and we have no service staff: there is a cleaning lady, we do the rest ourselves. “