Ibrahimovic: “French Football is Suffering Because They Don’t Have God”

Milan veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic has emerged with an interesting interview where he has declared that French football has suffered since his departure from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016. The Swedish icon led PSG to their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years and left the club after four seasons later, racking 156 goals from 180 appearances during his stay.

He spoke to Canal Plus (via Pianeta Milan) in a lengthy exclusive interview and was particularly shrewd when commenting about the state of the French top-tier since his departure.

“Since I left France, the whole level has dropped. There is nothing to talk about. France needs me, I don’t need France. Even if there are players of Mbappé, Neymar and Messi’s level it doesn’t help. That’s because they don’t have God,” he jokingly declared.

Ibra turned 41 earlier this month and is currently sidelined until the start of 2023 due to a serious anterior cruciate (ACL) injury in his left knee for which he was operated.