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Shallow, egotistical, surprisingly self-aware....kicks all other footballer bios clean off the pitch,
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This review is from: I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paperback)
There's a lot that can be said about Ibra (his nickname is Ibracadabra, but I've never heard anyone calling him it...) but he certainly has a lot to say too. His insights into Barca, Juve, Milan; his thoughts on Guardiola, Messi, Mourinho; even his thoughts on life and his interests. All of these are presented in such a way that is above all else, honest.
His views and thoughts on his life, his colleagues come through in an uncompromising, unfiltered way very much unlike many of the corporate footballer bios that litter football fandom.
The book starts with his career at Barca, before it delves into his early years, ending not particularly conclusively, with a to be continued....
The book also gives a good insight into the modern footballers experience in immigration and moving jobs. Not enough is really said about this, but Zlatan does so with good humour (the light-tone throughout the book is refreshing to say the least. He's no tactician but he enjoys his game)
Credit must go to his ghostwriter and also, the translator. Without these I doubt Zlatan's input would be as potent as it is presented here.
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Initial post: 26 Apr 2014, 00:20:36 BST
Its worth noting that this book doesn't cover his PSG career (book was completed before that)...one worthy piece of football history that the blurb doesn't mention but he does talk about is the Italian match fixing scandal which saw Juventus relegated from Serie A. Made for some interesting reading
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