2023-01-25 19:55:59

Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes U-turn on Lionel Messi and delivers lack of respect blast

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By Colin Millar

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has changed his mind about Lionel Messi and now believes him to be the greatest footballer of all time - but has criticised Argentina's World Cup celebrations.

The AC Milan veteran, 41, is one of the greatest players of a generation but has frequently been outspoken throughout his long career. A year ago, Ibrahimovic rejected suggestions that Messi whom he played alongside briefly at Barcelona was the greatest ever player.

However, he has now reversed that viewpoint after Messi won the World Cup with Argentina last month. It comes just over a year after he suggested the former Barcelona star was not the best ever player, despite him winning his seventh Ballon d'Or in 2021.

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