On November 14, the Spanish national team played an important qualifying match against Sweden. The stakes were really high. The team from the Iberian Peninsula won 1-0 (they scored only in the 86th minute), thanks to which they secured a promotion to next year’s World Cup in Qatar. However, it was not the result of the match that was widely commented on by the world media and fans, but the mindless behavior of the star of the Swedish national team – Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Zlatan Ibrahimović does not apologize for a brutal foul. “I did it on purpose”
Zlatan Ibrahimović tried to change the result of the match until the last moment. Unfortunately, he did not do it in accordance with the rules of fair play. In the 92nd minute, during a different throw, he ruthlessly hit the back of the Spanish footballer – Cesar Azpilicueta with his elbow. He received a yellow card for it.
In an interview with “The Guardian”, Zlatan Ibrahimović was asked about this foul. His answer may surprise you.
“During the last match of the national team, I attacked him [Azpilicuetę – red.]. I did it on purpose. I am not ashamed of that, because earlier he did something stupid to my teammate. He rose above him. It was a stupid thing of me, but I would do it again so that he would understand, “You’re not gonna f *** be like this. You don’t have the guts to do that to me. But I’ll show you what would happen if you did it. just me. That’s why I acted like that “- admitted openly Zlatan Ibrahimović.
The star of the Swedish national team and AC Milan in his further statement admitted that he did not speak to Cesar Azpilicueta after the match.
“What could he answer? He won’t tell me, but my teammate, who won’t do anything because he’s too nice. I didn’t behave well, but that’s who I am and would do it again. I’m not ashamed to say it.” Zlatan Ibrahimović.