Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo are no doubt regarded among the most respected footballers of all time, but the Swedish talisman is not happy about his Juventus move and has now taken a swipe at the Portuguese superstar.
After Ronaldo’s £100million move from Real Madrid to Juventus last summer, he called his football rival Lionel Messi to join him in Italy.
‘I’ve played in England, Spain, Italy, Portugal and for my national team, while he’s still in Spain,’ he said.
‘Maybe he needs me more. For me, life is a challenge. I like it and I like to make people happy.’
But Ibrahimovic who currently plays for LA Galaxy in the US has dismissed Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus, saying it is ‘not a challenge at all’
In an interview published on Mail Online Football, he was quoted to have said: ‘Ronaldo talks about challenges but he decided to go to a club who have been winning the Serie A title with their eyes closed,’ he said.
‘Why did he not choose a club from a second division a few years ago? Try to become a champion with such a second-division [club] and lead them to the highest level.
‘Moving to Juventus is not a challenge at all.’