Why Ibrahimovic Chose Patrick Vieira As One Of The Best Players He Has Played With

Why Ibrahimovic Chose Patrick Vieira As One Of The Best Players He Has Played With

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says former Arsenal midfielder, Patrick Vieira is among the best players he's ever shared a football pitch with.

Ibrahimovic, 34, stated in a recent interview with CNN that the former Arsenal midfielder and French international Patrick Vieira who was his teammate at Juventus and Inter Milan is among the best players he has played with.

At the two clubs, the duo won Serie A four times in a row - once with Juventus and three times with Inter, though the 2005-06 Juventus title was later revoked.

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Prior to Vieira’s £13.75m switch to Juventus, he had also won both the World Cup and the European Championships with France, while also winning the Premier League three times - including the famous 'Invincibles' triumph - and the FA Cup four times with Arsenal.

The Swede legend, though has played with footballing icons such as Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Wesley Sneijder and Alessandro Del Piero, Ibrahimovic picked out the current New York City FC head coach for praise.

Ibrahimovic, who recently became Paris Saint-Germain's all time top scorer with a current record of 117 goals in 143 games also stated in the interview that when the time was right for him to retire, the footballing world wouldn't forget him (Ibrahimovic) in a hurry.

In a recent Sweden qualifier for Euro 2016 with Scandinavian neighbours Denmark, the player scored three goals over the two legs to give his nation an aggregate 4-3 win.

The three goals he scored, including the stunning 25-yard free kick puts him 13 goals clear in the all time Swedish goalscorers chart.

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