Zlatan Ibrahimovic has always cast himself as a strong lion.
When he was out with his latest injury, he mentioned that “lions take longer to recover”.
But speculation is rife that while his mental fortitude is there, his body may be letting him down.
And because of that, now everyone dares to Zlatan. Especially the Manchester City team who reportedly had a dig at him, provoking the post-match brawl.
It seems Zlatan is now playing the part of the hurt tiger in the commercial, being provoked – but unable to do nothing about it.
The ex-Barcelona man, who once said “If Mourinho lights up a room, Guardiola draws the curtains”, may soon find the sun setting on his career.
Oh well, there’s always the Chinese League for a big payday. And someone of Ibrahimovic’s reputation will always have a team willing to take him, not so much for his on-field prowess, but for his commercial value.
But considering his decline, maybe even the Chinese players may dare to Zlatan.