Ibrahimovic Heaps Praise on Bayern Munich, Digs at ‘Political’ Ballon d’Or

Milan veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have left his mark in every league he has played in – from Serie A and Ligue 1 and to Premier League and Eredivisie. However, there is one top European league the 40-year-old says he is ‘curious’ about.

The Swedish icon revealed in a recent interview to German media regarding his admiration for the Bundesliga and the one club in particular that has impressed him the most.

Speaking to Deutsch newspaper Bild (via MilanNews), Ibrahimovic heaped praise on six-time European champions Bayern Munich, and also took his time to talk about the famed Ballon d’Or prize.

“I was curious about the Bundesliga. You have a team like Bayern Munich, an incredible club. Every time I played against them you could see the facilities, the stadium, the organisation. The history of the club is quite impressive,” he commented.

Although he has been on the top of his game for two decades now, there is one personal accolade that has eluded him throughout his illustrious career – the Ballon d’Or.

However, the Swede appears not-so-keen on the ‘political’ nature of the prize, in his own words.

He said: “These prizes are political. They want Mr. Perfect. If you talk and say what you want, you don’t get these kinds of prizes. It’s easy to give them to someone who is Mr. Nice Guy. Nothing changes for me. It doesn’t makes me better or worse.”

Still going strong at 40, Ibrahimovic is expected is stay in Milan for at least another season under certain conditions that will presumably include a downgraded wage package.