Zlatan Ibrahimovic isn’t one to hold back on his true feelings, and the AC Milan striker wasn’t going to start when asked about his teammates music career.
Throughout his career, Ibrahimovic has had many a memorable quote, that are all available in a number of listicles on the internet about how great he is.
The big Swede’s time in Major League Soccer alone was more entertaining when it came to quotes as most people’s whole careers are littered with.
Asked in 2019 about Carlos Vela being a better player than him, because the Mexican had scored more league goals, the Swede answered, “By far, because if he’s in his prime. How old is he? Twenty-nine and he’s playing in MLS and he’s in his prime. When I was 29 [I was in Europe]. Big difference.”
Vela wasn’t the only person that Ibra had a run in whilst he lived in Los Angeles, with NBA king LeBron James also amongst the striker’s targets.
When LeBron moved to the LA Lakers in 2018, the former PSG forward welcomed the Ohio native by saying, “Now LA has a God and a King!”
That animosity came after Ibrahimovic had previously told the American to ‘stick to sports,’ and now he’s done that with AC teammate Rafael Leao.
The Portugal forward brought out an album in 2021, and now intends to bring out a second album later this year, something Ibra clearly didn’t enjoy.
“Yes, they listened. Some laughed, but others supported me,” Leao told Record, when asked if his teammates had listened to the new album.
“Who laughed? Zlatan Ibrahimovic laughed. He laughed and told me not to focus on the music instead of football. But the rest said to continue…”
Speaking about his music, the 23-year-old added, “In two or three songs I talk about myself and my life. Because I was a kid from the neighborhood, in a small town, with the dream of being a superstar.
“When I was growing up and struggling, I didn’t believe that all this would happen.”
Adding mention of wanting to help others with his studio, he added, “My manager, Leandro, created a label and I’m trying to find new artists to do something good, because there’s a lot of musical talent in Portugal.
“But many artists can’t access a studio because they don’t have money.”