Controversial player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has stated that he is not missing the Ballon d’Or award but instead the award is missing him.
The 39-year-old in an interview with France Football insisted Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo ‘have nothing’ more than him apart from trophies.
The 39-year-old Swede is ready to make his season debut this weekend against Lazio after missing UEFA EURO 2020 with a knee injury.
“If you’re talking about intrinsic qualities, I have nothing less than them,” Ibrahimovic told France Football when asked about Ronaldo and Messi. “If you look at the trophies, [then] yes I didn’t win the Champions League.
“But I don’t know how you calculate it. I’m not obsessed with it. Because when you do good things collectively, the individual follows. The individual cannot be good if the collective is not good.
“[Do] I miss the Ballon d’Or? No, it’s Ballon d’Or who misses me! Deep down, I think I’m the best in the world. I don’t think it’s relevant to compare players with each other.
“Everyone has played in their generation, with different teammates … [it’s] difficult to compare. I think everyone has their story and should face it.”