Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won 33 trophies over the course of his storied two decade career, which has spanned eight clubs six nations. However, the UEFA Champions League is one trophy that he has yet hoist. Ibrahimovic really wants he and his Manchester United teammates to win it this year “at all costs.”
The 36-year-old striker simply won’t have many opportunities left after this season, which sees his Red Devils through to the UCL knockout round. MUFC will learn their round of 16 draw on Monday.
“I am missing one trophy,” Ibrahimovic told Sky Italia in a recent interview.
“I want to win it at all costs, every year that I play, I want to win.”
Since moving from over from Paris Saint-Germain to United on a free transfer in 2016, Ibra has won two more winners medals to add to his collection- a League/EFL Cup and the Europa League. Ibrahimovic adds that he wouldn’t change anything that he’s done or achieved in his career for the chance to win the larger than life European tournament.
“I wouldn’t change my 20 years or 33 trophies for one Champions League.”
“But I say to myself- if I had won the Champions League, would I have become a better player? No. By not winning it, have I become a worse player? No. But let me turn this around to every player who had one super season and won the Champions League, then disappeared and never won anything else.”
“I, on the other hand, have won consistently every year, and I mean every single year. I wouldn’t change these 20 years or 33 trophies for one Champions League, because I proved every year who I was and I dominated every year.”
United, who were ranked 5th in The Guardian’s knockout round power rankings, learn their round of 16 draw on Monday.
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