Zlatan Ibrahimovic Once Ripped Into Cristiano Ronaldo And Said He's Not 'The Real Ronaldo'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic once said Cristiano Ronaldo is not the 'real Ronaldo' as that tag is for Ronaldo Nazario.
With Zlatan back in Serie A at AC Milan, it means their clash with Juventus on April 11 makes for essential viewing.
The new Milan striker managed to to spice up his future duels with the Juventus frontman as he told GQ per A Bola:
"I will find the real Ronaldo in Italy? None of it! There is only one Ronaldo, the Brazilian!"
It's a bold claim from the Swede considering the glittering career 'CR7' has had.
There's no doubt that Ronaldo Nazario was once one of the world's most lethal forwards.
'El Fenomeno' is widely regard as one of the best of all time and was name World Player of the Year three times.
He also won two World Cups with national side Brazil.
The former LA Galaxy striker has had an on-off feud with the Portuguese forward throughout this year.
He told BBC back in January that he didn't think Ronaldo's move to Juventus was a challenge despite the 34-year-old calling it that after leaving Real Madrid.
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"Why did he not choose a club from a second division a few years ago? Try to become a champion with such a second-division [club] and lead them to the highest level.
"Moving to Juventus is not a challenge at all."
Ibra's return to San Siro was announced on Friday evening and he'll join up with his Milan teammates on January 2nd.
The Italian outfit released a statement which read:
AC Milan is delighted to announce the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Club and the striker have agreed on a deal until the end of the current season with an option to extend the contract for the next one."
Zlatan's first words since rejoining were: "I'm coming back to a Club I hugely respect and to the city of Milan I love. I'll fight together with my teammates to change the course of this season. I will do everything to make it happen."
It's safe to say Zlatan's recent comments will fire up 'CR7' for his next clash with the Rossoneri.
He was substituted off against Milan earlier this season and it caused speculation of a rift between him and manager Maurizio Sarri.
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