Today Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes his first official game in the English Premiere League, the league they say is the best in the world.
Ibrahimovic has won more titles than any other olayer in the history of soccer, he has 13 league titles in 14 seasons and he is already national champion and league winner in Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France. Now he has arrived to concquer England and bring back glory to Manchester United. He had played teo games scoring two goals so far. Last weekend he scored the decisive goal in Community Shield, winning the title for United.
One of the people that has been waiting for Ibrahimovic is John 64 years old, working in the Manchester United Supporter Store. He has been a Manchester United fan since he watched his first live game at the age of two. Manchester Inited has already sold I rahimivic shirts for a value of 90 million Euros. John days, “Zlatan has already made two goals, we love him. According to me, he would have come earlier, he is made for United. He’s already a legend. He continues as he has done, he will be remembered here forever like they are”, pointing towards the statue of George Best, Denis Law and Bobby Charlton.
This afternoon the Premiere League season 2016/2017 starts. Manchester United plays Bournemouth away.
The Media Network Sky Sports has made an interview with Zlatan about his decision to (finally) come to England to play.
I will never turn down a challenge, so when this challenge was presented to me I would never turn it down. I am not like many others who have it good and know they can perform at the top and would never change.
In my career people say this player is an ego and he is that, but look at how many assists I have. When I make assists and help the team to score it’s the same as when I score. Goals yes, I help the team, but assists also help the team, so I am looking for both.
I am the opposite, I will take the challenge, work hard, I will sacrifice. We will see what the outcome is, but turning down a challenge does not exist in my world. I have been in every country, now England, and that is why I find the adventure cool. I came, I won, I went, hopefully I can do the same here.
The only risk is if I don’t win. For me individually I don’t see a risk. I have nothing to prove or demonstrate. I have my career, I have done what I have done, performed as I have, and I bring that to England. It’s about coming and winning and making Manchester United shine again.
If I win I will be satisfied, it’s all about winning, if I can get the club back to where it belongs at the top of the table I will be happy. I am here to win. The individual comes from the collective, if I can win with the team then the individual is good also.
“The past is the past, the present is the present. Whatever happened has happened, it is not something I think about now. It’s about making new chapters in your life. We are in a new chapter now, we are ready for it”
Here is a link to the entire interview: Sky Sports meets Zlatan Ibrahimovic