Zlatan Ibrahimovic says there’s no ‘God’ in France despite Kylian Mbappe’s epic season

by | 1 November, 2022 | Ligue 1 News

Kylian Mbappe has been in fine form this season

Kylian Mbappe has been in fine form this season

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told Ligue 1 that they need him back and that there is no ‘God’ in France anymore after his departure in 2016.

The 41-year-old went on to state that the French division is boring without his antics, despite the fine form of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at Paris Saint-Germain. The Sweden international played at PSG for four years between 2012 and 2016.

During that time he scored 156 goals in 180 appearances – his most for any single club that has included stints with Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester United. Ibrahimovic also won 12 trophies during his time at the Parc des Princes and has insisted Ligue 1 has decreased in size since his departure.

He told Canal+: “Since I left France, everything is going down. You have nothing to talk about anymore. 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.”

PSG have looked unstoppable at times this season with their terrifying trio up front all clicking into gear. Messi, Neymar and Mbappe have all contributed 71 goals between them already.

Mbappe alone has scored 17 times in 17 matches this season – including four assists as well.

It has put them in a strong position both in Ligue 1 and the Champions League – though it is the latter that they hope to win for the first time this season. Another looking to lift the trophy for the first time is Ibrahimovic, who is currently sidelined with an ACL injury.

AC Milan have not yet qualified from their group as they prepare for the final match before the knockout stage while they also sit third in Serie A. The veteran forward has revealed that he is not done yet and has high hopes of returning to action to push the Rossoneri to glory.

He said earlier last month: “When I come back, I will be heard, you can count on it. I will do it with violence. I’m not going to retire, I’m coming back and I won’t give up.”

[Source: dailystar.co.uk]