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EPL Zlatan Ibrahimovich: The Old Swedish Fine Wine By: Olakunle Brown

Thu, December 22 , 2016 (08:35 PM)




Zlatan with a great leap

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is proving at the moment with Manchester United that age is just a number following his fine debut season so far in the premier league.

The big Swede took his tally for the season to 16 goals in all competition when he netted a brace in the 2-0 win against West Brom at last weekend, making it his tenth strike in nine matches for the Red Devils.

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No one can blow Ibrahimovic’s trumpet better than him and it was no surprise when he noted recently: "I'm settling in, I feel happy, I feel good. Even if I am 35, in my mind I am 20. I think I can play also at 50! But the older I get, the better - like the wine. You like wine? It's the perfect example," the 35-year-old told reporters.

Many doubted the former Paris Saint German star when Jose Mourinho sanctioned a deal for the 35-year-old in the summer with many pundits questioning the motive behind his move.

They argued that the premier league is the toughest in the world and a 35-year-old should be playing football at the MLS or Chinese Super League. But do they have a point? Yes, because the Swedish icon has lost a lot of pace and to get 10 goals in England would’ve been a bonus.

But, Zlatan rose to the challenge like a Lion that fights enemies for his territory and bounced of negative talk to win the admiration of everyone that had ever doubted him with his amazing form for Manchester United.

However, he was the first to acknowledge that the premier league is a tough league but he has had time to adjust properly.

"The only thing that surprised me [here] is the game is end to end," he said. "It's not controlled by one team but is back and front, back and front. The rhythm is high, which I knew, and I was prepared but, for this game, I have to prepare the body for it. I've played in different championships in different countries and you have to adapt the body for that, the way it is played."

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a great example to younger lads with his passion and dedication to the game – indeed a fine wine.  


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