É uma pena. Por tudo. Não só pelo jogador que se perde, mas também pela personalidade. Gosto de pessoas arrogantes e convencidas. E este era-o nas doses certas, ou seja, descomunais. Tal como o seu talento.
"One thing is for sure, a World Cup without me is nothing to watch. -- Ibrahimovic, 2013.
"I was asked last summer who was the best, me or (Swedish ladies international) Lotta Schelin. You're kidding with me, right? You're joking with me. Do I have to answer that?They compare with me with the world's best footballers in Europe...with Messi and Ronaldo...and when I get home they compare me with women's football. What the hell, should I feel ashamed to come home?" -- Ibrahimovic, 2013.
“I'd already got the impression that Barcelona was a little like being back at Ajax, it was like being back at school. None of the lads acted like superstars, which was strange. The whole gang – they were like schoolboys. The best footballers in the world stood there with their heads bowed, and I didn't understand any of it. It was ridiculous." -- Ibrahimovic, 2015.
“On that list I would have been number one, two, three, four and five, with due respect to the others. Coming second is like finishing last.” -- Ibrahimovic, 2014, a pretexto de ter sido eleito o segundo melhor desportista sueco de sempre.