Manchester United forward, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has given one of the reason he calls himself a lion.
The former Sweden international when asked to rate himself against other strikers in the Premier League back in February, had said, “lions do not compare themselves to humans.”
He again described himself as a lion after coming off the bench in Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday.
Ibrahimovic has been out since April with a knee ligament injury, and was initially scheduled to return not earlier than January, only to step up his recovery and return two months early.
Asked if he ever doubted he would return, he told BT Sport, “No, because lions, they don’t recover like humans.
“It’s special. Different day, same quality. I am not worried. I am not worried at all because I know what I do. I train hard. I sacrificed a lot.
“It is not easy, especially in my case. It was not like I went on vacation. I had a different summer because I was without a contract.
“As soon as I signed I wanted to focus on the team. I wanted to give something to help the team as best as possible.
“It’s about coming back and making a statement. I’m just thankful I can play football again.”