The Manchester United football striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has likened himself to be a lion after his brace in Sunday’s 3-2 League Cup final win over Southampton took his goal tally to 26 this season.
However, Ibrahimovic has made more appearances than any other member of Jose Mourinho’s squad with United pursuing further silverware in the FA Cup and Europa League, as well as a top-four Premier League finish.
According to Reuters the 35 year old footballer told British media that “I feel fresh. I feel good. I feel like an animal. I’m an animal. I feel like a lion.” “I feel in good shape. I train hard. People who know me from the locker room know that I train very hard.”
“I’m from the old school where they work hard and get what they get from doing the hard work, not like the new school where it is easy to get what you want.”
Also, Zlatan Ibrahimovic admitted that he has enjoyed silencing his doubters since there were initial suggestions that the ageing Swede would struggle to adapt to the pace and intensity of the English football game.
“I am still doing what I have been doing every year but some people won’t accept it or admit it… It is special because I was written off,” he said.
“It is because I am here in England. After all these years (people said): ‘He didn’t come and show himself here.’ But I came. And I came when people thought it was impossible for me to do what I am able to do.”