Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes his absence has harmed Ligue 1 since he left Paris Saint-Germain in 2016.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes French football is “collapsing” without him, declaring the presence of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi as “not enough”.
Ibrahimovic enjoyed a trophy-laden spell with Paris Saint-Germain between 2012 and 2016, winning 12 domestic honors including four consecutive Ligue 1 titles.
Meanwhile, the Swedish forward’s 156 goals for PSG are only surpassed by Edinson Cavani (200) and Mbappe (188) in the club’s history, although his 0.87 goals per game return is better than both of those players.
Ibrahimovic, who is expected to return to Milan in 2023 after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury at the end of last season, claims Ligue 1 has suffered in his absence.
In an interview with Canal+, Ibrahimovic said: “Since I left France, everything has been falling apart.
“There is no longer an interesting topic. France needs me, but I don’t need France.
“Even if you have Mbappe, Neymar and Messi, it’s not enough because you don’t have God.”
Mbappe (11), Neymar (10) and Messi (7) have scored a combined 28 league goals for PSG this season after all three men netted in Saturday’s dramatic 4-3 win over Troyes.