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'You don't have God' - Ibrahimovic takes swipe at Mbappe, Messi and Neymar as he makes Ligue 1 dig

01:38 GMT+3 01/11/2022
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has slated Ligue 1 for lacking intrigue since he left in 2016, despite the presence of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
  • Ibrahimovic slammed Ligue 1
  • Name-checked Messi, Neymar & Mbappe
  • Left France in 2016

WHAT HAPPENED? Ibrahimovic wasn't afraid to slam the French top flight and the stars currently playing in it for a decline in intrigue and entertainment value in a new interview. Disregarding the presence of Messi, Neymar and Mbappe, he made some bold claims about France and Ligue 1.

WHAT HE SAID: Ibrahimovic told Canal+:  "Since I left France, everything is going down.

"You have nothing to talk about anymore," he added: "France needs me. I don't need France. Even if you have Mbappe, Neymar and Messi, it doesn't help you. Why? Because you don't have God."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Ibrahimovic left Paris Saint-Germain to sign for Manchester United on a free transfer in 2016, ending a four-year stay in the French capital. He's developed a reputation for being one of the most charismatic footballers ever, while also carving out a legacy as one of the game's most gifted and prolific forwards. He bagged 156 goals in 180 games for PSG.


WHAT NEXT FOR IBRAHIMOVIC? While he continues to be the loudest in the room, the Swede is still yet to make it out onto a football pitch this season, as he recovers from ACL surgery he underwent at the end of last term.