Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims there's 'nothing to talk about' in Ligue 1

Zlatan Ibrahimovic boldly claims there’s ‘NOTHING to talk about’ in France’s Ligue 1 since he left for Manchester United in 2016… as he insists ‘everything is going down’, despite the star power of PSG trio Messi, Mbappe and Neymar

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed there is ‘nothing to talk about’ in France’s Ligue 1
  • He left champions PSG in 2016 and claimed ‘everything is going down’ since
  • He said PSG’s Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe don’t compare to ‘God’
  • Ibrahimovic, 41, is currently out injured after undergoing ACL surgery in May 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed that there is ‘nothing to talk about’ in Ligue 1 since he left France’s top division.

The AC Milan forward played in France between 2012 and 2016 for current champions PSG, winning four consecutive league titles before he departed for Manchester United.

Speaking to Canal+, the 41-year-old insisted ‘everything is going down’ in the league because of his departure, despite the division boasting some of the best players in world football. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed there is ‘nothing to talk about’ in Ligue 1 since he left in 2016

The 41-year-old forward made 165 games for PSG between 2012 and 2016, scoring 149 goals

‘Since I left France, everything is going down, they have nothing to talk about anymore in France’, he said.

‘France needs me, I don’t need France. Even if you have Mbappe, Neymar, Messi, it doesn’t help you, because you don’t have God.’

The Sweden star has been renown throughout his career for his confidence towards his own abilities, regularly referring to himself as ‘God’ as he has enjoyed relative success wherever he has played.

He’s shone in Italy, Spain and England as well as France – where he scored 149 goals in 165 games for Les Parisiens – and is now winding down his career with Milan, currently out injured after tearing his ACL last season.

Ibrahimovic is now back in Italy playing for AC Milan after stints in England and America

He was faced with questions of retirement after suffering the injury, but insisted he will continue to play when he is back fit, adding that he played without an ACL for six months.

‘Swollen knee for six months. I was only able to train with the team 10 times in the last six months’, he said 

‘Took more than 20 injections in six months. Emptied the knee once a week for six months.

He dismissed the star power of Lionel Messi (left), Neymar (centre) and Kylian Mbappe (right)

The forward is currently out injured after undergoing ACL surgery but will return to playing

‘Painkillers every day for six months. Barely slept for six months because of the pain. Never suffered so much on and off the pitch

‘I will be back soon. I’m not going to retire, I’m coming back and I won’t give up.’ 

Ibrahimovic played through the pain to help Milan win Serie A last season before undergoing surgery that put his career at risk.

He is expected to return to action in January after signing a new contract with Milan last summer.

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