Zlatan Ibrahimovic questions players who go to play in Saudi Arabia
Ibrahimovic gave his opinion on top players deciding to move to Saudi Arabia.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic made the decision to hang up his boots at the end of last season with a packed San Siro stadium chanting his name after a glittering career.
Ibrahimovic, never one to keep his cards close to his chest, has criticized players who have made the decision to join clubs in the Saudi Pro League.
Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in Saudi Arabia and has been joined by players from Europe’s top five leagurs, including Neymar Jr, Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kanté, Sadio Mané, Riyad Mahrez and Fabinho, among others, who decided to follow in the footsteps of the Portuguese star by moving to Saudi Arabia.
Zlatan gives opinion on Saudi Arabia
After being quizzed about Saudi Arabia, he told Piers Morgan Uncensored: “I had an offer also from China. I had an offer also from Saudi, but the situation is, what do you want? What objectives do you have? I said before we started, like certain players need to finish their careers on the big stage because that is the high end of your career.
“You have to be remembered for your talent, not for what you earned. Because if you were remembered in the opposite way, what we are training every day for, what we are being recognized for, is our talent and that’s what you want to be remembered for.
“So I think certain players that reach a certain level, they have to stop at a certain stage, and that’s the big stage. You cannot go to a lower stage and finish your career in a different way. But some players needed the situations where you can earn a lot of money because they didn’t earn enough.”