‘I see Myself as an Animal’ – Ibrahimovic Sounds Premier League Warning
Enigmatic Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has said he sees himself ‘as an animal’ that does not need rest like normal footballers.
Ibrahimovic, 35, has weathered the early storm following his switch to English football and is the second highest scorer in the Premier League this season, with 13 goals in 19 appearances for the Old Trafford outfit.
There have been suggestions that manager Jose Mourinho gives him the occasional rest considering he’s in the twilight stage of his career and in light of the physical demands of the Premier League.
But the giant Swede has come out in defence of Mourinho’s stand, stating that he does not have ‘a normal body’ like other footballers and does not need rest, Goal writes.
“I feel good, I feel in shape,” Ibrahimovic told the club’s official website.
“The boss has made a good programme for me since the start. He has been adapting my physical point of view and the way I can play every game. He has to get the credit for that.
“The mixture between training, recovery and the game, I do it differently, and he set it up for me. So that is why I can hold out for so long.
“And, when you have a body like me, it is not a normal body. It is like when you see an animal. It goes in and is fresh always so I see myself as an animal.”
Sounds like bad news for opponents, particularly Reading who take on the Red Devils in the FA Cup.
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