But, as he played in the era of Messi and Ronaldo, is he football's Andy Murray – never to be recognised as a great?
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1 Posted 08/10/2021 at 15:35:27
There is no comparison between Zlatan and Andy Murray; not in sustained excellence over a long period of time or silverware lifted.
2 Posted 08/10/2021 at 16:23:08
The skill and sheer dedication and will to win almost unparalleled by any sports person. He was a miserable Scot who didnt like England to win at anything, like a lot of Celts, didnt stop him being one of best tennis players ever.
As for Zlatan, phenomenal player but not level of Murray. Zlatan top ten in his era, perhaps, but not top ten ever, not same same level as Messi, Ronaldo (both) Pele, Maradona, Cryff, Platini etc. More on level of next tier below people like Stoichkov, Henry, Bergkamp etc. Still a phenomenal player and a lot better than Tobias Linderoth for example.
3 Posted 08/10/2021 at 18:53:09
4 Posted 08/10/2021 at 19:31:44
Zlatan is a flat-track bully with a gob as big as the Mersey Tunnel... fortunate to have existed in an era of declining standards. His achievements came from lording it in dominant Italian teams in a moderate Italian league.
Modern kids love him because they didn't see the likes of Romario or the real Ronaldo. He's the Swedish Beckham – only uglier.
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