“The return of God” announced Zlatan Ibrahimovic his comeback a week ago in his familiar humble manner. On Thursday he will be on the starting line-up against Georgia. In a narrow 1-0 win, he provided the template for Claesson’s winning goal – as if the 39-year-old had never been away.
It didn’t turn out that loose and fluffy after all. After the game Ibra admits: “It tickled my stomach and felt like my first international match”. At the end of the day, joy comes first: “It feels great.”
After the game, he reports on social media and crowns himself the next king of Sweden. The current king is Carl Gustaf the 16th and has been head of the Swedish royal family since 1973. Ibrahimovic writes under a cheering picture of the game: “Carl Guztaf the 17th” – the z stands for Zlatan.
Surprise before kick-off
On Friday, Ibrahimovic’s successful comeback is the big topic. «Expressen» writes: «It was the night of the great return, perhaps one of the most powerful we have ever experienced». However, another scene before kick-off causes a stir.
When the Swedish national anthem sounds, Ibrahimovic sings along with his teammates – according to Swedish media reports, a novelty in his 117th international match. When asked about it, he explains: “I promised Janne that I would sing”. Sweden’s national team coach Janne Andersson (58) attaches great importance to the fact that the players sing along with the anthem. He had fun, but he first had to learn the hymn, adds the returnees. It is well known that you never stop learning. (smi)
Published: 03/26/2021, 10:38 p.m.