Generally, Lionel Messi took the penalty at that time in the competitive matches but sometimes, Ibra also got the chance. But in his team, the Swedish striker Ibrahimovic did not let Messi take the penalty.
At the Nou Camp, the Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic played alongside one of the greatest of all time Lionel Messi once. Not for long obviously but it was enough to get impressed. He stayed at the Camp Nou for a season only and witnessed the extraordinary performance of Messi in the practice session or on the venue regularly.
At that time while Ibrahimovic played for the Catalan club, the relation between the Swedish striker and the Barca coach Pep Guardiola was not great but too poor. It has been heard that because of the worst relation, Zlatan had to leave the club. Yes, of course, he criticized the manager Guardiola for the reason.
Ibrahimovic did not let Messi take the penalty
After witnessing Messi from so close, Ibra revealed his great impression on Messi every time as we know and there was nothing to hide but shared them publicly.
Now, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is 39 years old and still, he is playing in the Italian top-flight Serie A wearing the shirt of AC Milan. With the Italian club AC Milan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is currently holding the top position of the top scorer of the running season jointly with Cristiano Ronaldo. Though the former Barcelona striker played two fewer matches than the Portuguese striker. Cristiano has played 8 league matches and scored ten goals where Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is trying to return from the injury scored ten goals in six league matches so far.
🗣 [UEFA] | Zlatan Ibrahimovic: "On my Dream Team, who takes the penalties, me or Messi? I would. I'm the captain. I decide. I would take the first three, then I would drop one to him, then I take the next three, then I drop the next one to him." 🤣🦁 pic.twitter.com/u83SkKDUu9
— BeksFCB (@UbekuJoshua) December 18, 2020
Yes, he is making the competition with Cristiano Ronaldo. That is great for him but why the name of Messi has come with him? Recently, Zlatan has given an interview to the UEFA dot com. There, he has talked about many things and as usual, his pride has come to the front too. In the meantime, he faced a question. Who took the penalties in his dream team? And Ibra has answered the question.
? [UEFA] | Zlatan Ibrahimovic: “On my Dream Team, who takes the penalties, me or Messi? I would. I’m the captain. I decide. I would take the first three, then I would drop one to him, then I take the next three, then I drop the next one to him.” pic.twitter.com/qxSLqnaoYk
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) December 18, 2020
Zlatan has taken the penalties and it was 100 percent sure. Because he is the skipper of the team and certainly he will make the decision who will take the penalties. But he also informed that Messi has not been deprived all the time. Generally, Ibra took three penalties in a row and then he let Messi took a shot. And then again, Ibra took three penalties and it was a great distribution to him.
In the year 2010, Ibra left Barcelona on loan at first, and then he moved to the Italian side AC Milan permanently. From there, he joined Paris SG, then Manchester United, then LA Galaxy, and the last January, he once again moved to his former club AC Milan. After his return, AC Milan has turned around amazingly.
Before his returning, AC Milan was in the lower position in the league last season but after his joining, AC Milan finished with 6th position and in the running season, after the 12th match in the league, they are on the top of the league. From the last January till now, Ibra has played 24 matches in the league and scored 20 goals so far.
At the age of 39, Ibra’s fitness level is so amazing and what is his secret, the obvious question also came. He has nothing to prove now, Ibra told the website but he is doing that for his passion only. He just wants much more all the time and self-satisfaction did not come to him, Ibra stated that.