Book Review: I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Written by Annie Eaves (from Sport Witness)
Little boy lost. Three words which don’t automatically spring to mind when thinking of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but that’s a theme which keeps returning throughout his excellent autobiography. Much of the book has been serialised; Arsenal wanting him to take a trial, rafts of insults directed at Pep Guardiola and Barcelona in general, but the actual story of the man is far more interesting than any of the juicy bits picked ripe for newspaper coverage.
There’s a lot to Zlatan, his family and specifically his father were clearly scarred by the Yugoslavia conflict and it’s something which had an impact on the footballer’s life as a youngster. Zlatan goes to lengths to praise his father whenever there could be an insinuation of criticism but there’s no getting away from the tales about a young Zlatan repeatedly arriving home to no food in the house whilst his dad drank beer ...