AC Milan striker , Zlatan Ibrahimovic , stated that he is a better player than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo . Ibrahimovic conducted an interview with France Football on Friday (10/9/2021) local time. One of the conversations present in the interview was about the Ballon d’Or , the prestigious individual award for the best footballer.
The Ballon d’Or trophy itself has never been won by Ibrahimovic during his 22-year professional career which is so extraordinary. The Swede was then asked whether he felt he was missing out on the Ballon d’Or because he had never won it, despite his many achievements at club level.
Through his trademark style, Ibrahimovic says that he doesn’t feel that way at all.”No, it was the Ballon d’Or that lost me,” said Ibrahimovic.
At the same time, Ibrahimovic also commented on Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi , two players who have dominated football for more than the last decade. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi alone have a myriad of titles including the Champions League, a trophy that Ibrahimovic has yet to win at club level. Meanwhile, Ronaldo has five Champions League trophies, while Messi has won the Big Ear trophy four times.
Various titles won by Ronaldo and Messi also made them have several times won the Ballon d’Or . Five times for CR7, then La Pulga won the most Ballon d’Or with six trophies. However, Ibrahimovic does not see that the two megastars are better players than him.
“If we consider trophies, then yes, I didn’t win the Champions League.” “I don’t know what criteria they use to decide who gets the (Ballon d’Or) award because I’m not obsessed with that.”
“When a team collectively works, individuals definitely benefit from it. An individual cannot do well if the team is not solid.” “Deep down, I really think that I am the best in the world,” said the player nicknamed Ibracadabra.
During his 22 years of professional career as a footballer, Ibrahimovic has won 33 trophies from seven different clubs. Now, the player who will be 40 years old is trying to bring AC Milan to victory again in the second period at the San Siro.
In the training session ahead of the duel against Lazio , Alessandro Florenzi firmly called himself like Zlatan Ibrahimovic . AC Milan vs Lazio at the San Siro Stadium, Sunday (12/9/2021) will be one of the third week of the 2021-2022 Italian League . The match certainly holds its own meaning for AC Milan’s new personnel, Alessandro Florenzi.
In Florenzi’s eyes, Lazio can be seen as eternal rivals. The reason is, Florenzi grew up and grew up under the academy of AS Roma , Lazio’s arch-rival. With Roma , Florenzi made 280 appearances since his debut in 2011 and scored 28 goals in all competitions.
One of Florenzi’s goals once hurt Lazio. In April 2016, Florenzi’s long-range strike gave AS Roma a 4-1 win over Lazio in the Derby della Capitale.The party against Lazio always creates its own impetus for a real Roma boy like Florenzi, even though he is now defending the banner of AC Milan.
Ahead of the third week of the 2021-2022 Italian League duel against Lazio, Florenzi also showed his skills in training. The wearer of the back number 25 shows off a measured settlement from outside the penalty box.
Florenzi’s kick hit hard into the top left corner of the goal. In a video clip shared by AC Milan’s social media accounts, Florenzi can be heard saying ‘I am like Ibra’.Florenzi is proud to equate his kicking technique with the thunderous kick that is often created by Zlatan Ibrahimovic , Milan’s mainstay striker.
Milan fans will certainly be happy if Florenzi can return to produce such a deadly kick in the match against Lazio this Sunday. Since joining AC Milan in the transfer market last summer, Florenzi has recorded two appearances. However, Florenzi has never appeared since the first minute. When playing in the duel against Sampdoria (1-0) and Cagliari (4-1), Florenzi always entered the field replacing Alexis Saelemaekers as a right-wing striker.