Zlatan Ibrahimovic is regarded as one of the best soccer players in the world. He’s also regarded as possibly the most arrogant, too.
And never has his arrogance been so perfectly showcased than during Paris Saint Germain’s game against Rennes on Friday evening.
After embarking on a discussion with the game’s referee, things became more and more volatile. So much so, in fact, that the referee felt the need to call Zlatan Ibrahimovic over to him so that he could lay down the law to the forward.
However, Ibrahimovic wasn’t in the mood to move. So he didn’t. Which left the referee with only one alternative. You can see how the scenario played out below.
BOSS: Zlatan Ibrahimovic doesn’t move for you…you move for Zlatan. http://t.co/rljwarQjXN
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) January 31, 2015
That’s right, Zlatan Ibrahimovic simply decided to stand his ground and, rather than walking over to the official, he made the official walk over to him.
It’s almost impossible not to respect Zlatan for his impressive display of his power. Paris Saint Germain ultimately ran out winners in the contest, thanks to a superbly constructed team goal that was finished by Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Meanwhile, this wasn’t the only incident from Friday’s game that showed just how much authority the 33-year-old Swede has over his peers.
Despite the fact that the Ligue 1 champions beat Rennes, they were still whistled off the pitch by their home fans because of their below par performance.
Zlatan was so furious with this display of animosity from PSG’s fans that, according to Goal, he labelled them as spoiled, caviar-eaters. However, he then went on to take out his fury on a journalist who quizzed the forward about this abuse.
Zlatan made several sly digs at the fact that the journalist was repeatedly asking questions about the fans’ frustrations, before he then made fun of the fact that he had to ask the questions and hold the camera.
Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc has insisted that Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his striking partner Edison Cavani must improve their form. The duo have only scored 17 league goals between them this season and, according to the Daily Mail, Blanc is adamant that this must improve.
“Both need to improve, Ibra and Cavani, because they can play together. They to look for each other more on the pitch.”
After the 1-0 victory over Rennes, Blanc explained that he wanted PSG to have won by a “wider margin,” while he also added that he he expected much more in attack from his players.
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