AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has insisted he doesn’t have a “big ego” even though may refer to himself as a “god”.
The 41-year-old Swede does not shy away from talking himself up, but that is because he has unwavering belief in his own ability – with trophy wins in the Netherlands, Italy, France and England backing up those claims.
Ibrahimovic is, however, eager to point out that he has always been a team player and will continue to put the good of a collective cause ahead of any personal ambition.
Ibrahimovic, who is still on the books of reigning Serie A champions AC Milan, has told Milan TV: “I am someone who wants to help in every way, I don’t have the big ego of someone who wants to do everything himself.
“I am here at Milan to give everything, to help my teammates improve, to have success and understand what we’re doing. It is a sacrifice, hard work and we aren’t doing this just to pass the time.
“When you provide an assist, it’s just as important as scoring a goal. I do everything I can to help.”
Ibrahimovic added on becoming the oldest assist maker in Milan’s rich history: “It’s a record for little old men, but I feel young! The important thing for me is to win the game, I do everything to help the team. If I do that as the oldest, that’s fine too.”