Zlatan Ibrahimovic blasts four fantastic goals in Sweden’s 4-2 victory over England
Bow down son! The Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was an unstoppable one man army against England last night. The Three Lions travelled to Stockholm only to get thrashed to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Sweden. Well, to be honest Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the man responsible for England’s humiliating defeat.
The world class strikes scored an unforgettable goal in stoppage time in the international friendly between Sweden and England on Wednesday night. The former Barcelona forward believes he has silenced his critics by the four jaw-dropping goals he scored against England.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goals came through a classy finish, a thunderous volley, a clinically finished free-kick and a ridiculous outside of the box overhead-kick.
“That's the way it is with the English,” Zlatan Ibrahimovic said in relation to finally getting appreciation for his talents in England. “If you score against them you're a good player, if you don't score against them you're not a good player.
“I remember Lionel Messi before the 2009 Champions League final for Barcelona ... then he scored against Manchester United and suddenly he was the best player in the world. Maybe now they'll say something like that about me.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic turned the English defense into a laughing stock. The England goalkeeper joe was perhaps the most embarrassed player on the pitch when Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on an acrobatic overhead-kick from 30 yards out.
This goal took the 31-year-old’s tally for Sweden to 39 goals in 85 appearances. Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrated his success by ripping off his jersey and jumping into the fans.
“Hart was a long way out and I was just trying to get it into the goal. I was on the ground when it was on the way in. I saw a defender sliding in to try to get rid of it and I wanted to scream 'No' but the ball went in,” Zlatan Ibrahimovic continued.
“Even if it was a friendly I had to show my happiness and give it back to the crowd. What went through me then it's hard to describe. I enjoyed it very much,” Zlatan Ibrahimovic explained.
Sweden manager Erik Hamren has refereed to seeing Zlatan Ibrahomivic’s magic goals as “watching a video game”. Erik Hamren insisted that it was natural for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to bring creativity and unpredictability to the game.
“I don't know if you're going to see another one like that in your life,” Erik Hamren said. “Sometimes, when he's doing these things, in training or in matches, you don't think it's possible. Because it's not possible to do that - the fourth goal, for example.”