Zlatan Ibrahimovic commented on his foul on Cesar Azpilicueta in the World Cup qualifying match between Spain and Sweden. The AC Milan star striker would act like that again.
“The other day with the national team I gave him (Azpilicueta, editor’s note) a tackle. Obviously I did that,” Ibrahimovic told the Guardian. “I’m not ashamed to say it because he did something stupid to my player.”
The Swede had knocked his opponent Azpilicueta over from behind in the 1-0 defeat in Spain in stoppage time, so that the captain of Chelsea FC went down. The 40-year-old culprit saw the yellow card for the action. According to Ibrahimovic, Azpilicueta played a big role against a teammate. “That was stupid, but I would do it again,” added Ibrahimovic.
He wanted to make it clear to the Spaniard: “Damn, you don’t do that. You don’t have the balls to do something with me. But I’ll show you what happens if you do that to me.” Although his action was not good, he “would do it again anyway. That’s how I am. I’m not ashamed to say that,” added the AC Milan attacker.
Due to his yellow card, Ibrahimovic is banned from the first leg of the World Cup playoffs in March. “It’s not about missing the playoffs. “You don’t attack a dog that doesn’t bark. You attack someone who can do something. It’s too easy to pick on my teammates who are 20 years old and nice boys. I hope he understands now.”