Next Game

S Marino v England

Saturday, 05 September 2015, 17:00

European Qualifiers Group E

Last Game

Slovenia 2 - 3 England

Sunday, 14 June 2015, 17:00

European Qualifiers Group E

Larsson hails Ibrahimovic

Seb Larsson insists that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is at the peak of his powers and feels he will now stop getting 'stick' from the English press.

Last Updated: 15/11/12 at 08:53 Post Comment

Seb Larsson: Hailed display from Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Seb Larsson: Hailed display from Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The Swede became the first person in history to score four goals against England as he bagged all the goals in their 4-2 success in Stockholm.

The English media have always questioned Ibrahimovic, who despite his success across the continent, has never overly impressed against British opposition.

But he put that hoodoo to bed with a sublime solo display, with his fourth goal a wonderful bicycle kick from 35 yards.

Larsson admits he could not believe what Ibrahimovic was doing when he went for his final goal, telling Sky Sports: "The reaction was, 'what you doing?' But he is one of the players in the world that can do that, and to be the fourth goal as well. I know he has been getting some stick back in England but it will be hard after that."

Larsson admits he does not know why his team-mate has never gained the respect from the English media.

"He has never played in England and he has maybe struggled against English teams in Champions League but I think he is better now than he has ever been and he has shown that for the national team recently, what more can I say - magic."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's a bloody good goal, though. Sh!t, the kid's gonna be the worlds best before we know it, isn't he? He's got the touch of genius in him. Like Neymar, but with muscles and stuff. He's doing a Ronaldo as we watch. He's bulked up to be able to ride the tackles, but he's improved technically as well. His touch is sublime. Bugger.

HarryBoulton
WATCH: Hazard's stunning goal

A

hhh, Jose arguing with another managers wife, clearest sign yet that we are going mental during the close season. I am rocking back and forth on my haunches.

hump3.
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

I

t's only a matter of time before one of them throws in a yo mamma

lee
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

Footer 365

Chelsea fail with £25m bid for Everton's John Stones

Everton have rejected an improved bid of £25m from Chelsea for centre-half John Stones, according to Sky sources.

Jose: 'Cabaye move makes PL harder'

Jose Mourinho claims the transfer of players like Yohan Cabaye to mid-table clubs makes the PL "very, very hard" to win.

Real reopen talks over £28m De Gea deal

Real Madrid have reportedly reopened negotiations with Manchester United over David de Gea and may complete a deal in the coming days.

Mail Box

Mails: This Is My Perfect Moment

Lots of Mailboxers channel their inner Martine McCutcheon to bring you their perfect footballing moments. Plus thoughts on Blatter, names, and Chelsea worries...

Mails: Let's Talk About Jose's Failures...

We don't talk about them because Chelsea won the title...but imagine if LVG or Brendan Rodgers had signed Juan Cuadrado. Plus, a trawl through the squads...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company