You wish Zlatan to score goal using his hand so his country could qualified to the world cup?
Despite all the dirty plays and stuff, Zlatan never mastered the dark arts. He just does silly and painfully dumb fouls. Remember when he tried to clash with Lukaku like a manchild and then got himself sent off in the second half? Not even a good shithouse, so no I wouldn't expect him to bend the rules and win an all-important game for his country.
But his fans are bigging him up for his off the field coaching and motivational qualities. So I wonder why he couldn't motivate his Swedish teammates in a do or die World Cup qualifier against a weaker side? There's a reason Sweden had their best World Cup campaign in a long time without him in 2018.
World class self trumpet blower.
Exactly, Lion and all that.
Henry > Zlatan, Eto'o > Zlatan too. Henry was just too good, suited to play any type of game. What a player he was, I was so happy when he finally fecked off from Arsenal.
This is how it works: When he says something truly stupid, his fans will just laugh it off saying he's Zlatan and not serious.
On social media, most of the comments under a Zlatan post are those old Zlatan jokes about how he brought up his own father, created universe, etc. His quotes are basically a way to stay in the news.
From this last decade itself, there are 2 comprehensively better strikers than Zlatan. Actually if you count Benzema/Aguero(Many rate Benz above Ibra) it's 3/4
Ibra has great longevity but his peak wasn't high enough at the very elite level.
If your team is like a Real, Bayern, Barca type- all dominating team, then Zlatan will flop badly and hinder the team game.
Zlatan is better suited to B grade teams or B grade level projects where the expectations are lower because unlike the personality his PR team sells, he crumbles under pressure consistently. The team has to be built geared towards his strengths.
Also, his time at United is extremely overrated. He missed so so many piss easy chances on a regular basis. Pogba was creating chances for fun that season. Wasn't Ibra injured in the key Europa league games too? Only the EFL cup against mighty Southampton where he did very well.
Half of his career goals are in French league(when it was even worse than now), Dutch League, MLS, etc.