Sweden talisman Zlatan Irahimovic has stated that the World Cup in Brazil next year is nothing without him as he vented his frustration after being eliminated by Portugal yesterday. He was out performed by a wonderful Cristiano Ronaldo which also delivered a massive blow to his chances of winning the Balon d’Or next month.
Zlatan is a great player and by far the best his country has produced for at least a decade, but he is not good enough to lead this team on his own. He, on the other hand, thinks that he is and that the world revolves around him and his every move. Ibrahimovic is the perfect example of what an egomaniac is; his reality has been distorted by fame and fortune. One could argue that he has always performed brilliantly under the spot light, but to me, he is still far behind the world’s best.
He is also not a team player and has proved that loyalty is not a word in his dictionary; he has played for none other than six of Europe’s best teams over the last 10 years. He started his career at Ajax before joining Serie A powerhouse Juventus. He later dumped The Old Lady when they were demoted to Serie B after a match-fixing scandal; he then joined Inter Milan, one of Juve’s biggest rivals. His years at Inter brought incredible success and that opened the door to a big money move to the Camp Nou. He spent all of one season playing for Barcelona after not being able to see eye to eye with former boss Pep Guardiola. He then moved to Inter Milan’s bitter cross town rivals AC Milan, much to the fan’s despair. He plies his trade today at PSG where he has become the loved idol he always wanted to be.
Unfortunately for all the skill and talent he possesses, he was not blessed with humility or charisma. He should do his talking on the field and stay as far away from a microphone as he possibly can because he has proved that he is otherwise incapable of saying something sane.