Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Maradona’s death: “He is a legend, and for many – a religion”

Zlatan IbrahimovicPhoto: Janerik Henriksson / NTB
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Football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic says that Diego Maradona’s death has hit him hard

Zlatan talked about how he reacted to the news that the football legend has died in an interview with the Italian channel Sky.

“I’m sorry, because Maradona was more than football for me. He is a legend, and for many – a religion,” Zlatan said.

The Swedish star met Maradona several times.

“I was lucky and got to talk to him several times. He did everything with his heart, and he was loved for it,” the Milan player noted.

Zlatan himself is known for being a football’s enfant terrible, but that pales in comparison to Maradona’s reputation.

“He was always himself”

“I do not know if he always made the right choices in life, but he was always himself. 

“In today’s football, players try to be perfect people who never make mistakes. 

“But to mature and develop, one must make mistakes,” Zlatan said.

“We must remember him for what he did on the field, and for that, he will always be remembered,” he concluded.

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