Ibrahimovic had a joint interview with Mihajlovic as a guest host at the Sanremo Music Festival, where the Serbian football legend revealed his friendship with the Swede started with a headbutt.
“Our friendship began with a headbutt,” s
, referring to the clash during a Juventus-Inter fixture.
“The thing with Zlatan is, you can’t threaten him. You have to provoke him, that’s how you put him off. He was so angry that he headbutted me and was sent off. When he joined Inter, I wanted to return the favour. That’s how we show affection!”
player then went on to tease
about the fact that he has never won the Champions League.
“He is jealous of something he doesn’t have. The Champions League. He played it, I won…”
“There’s still time.”
The conversation then circulated on the time
was diagnosed with acute leukemia in the summer of 2019.
“I had to wait a few days, because I didn’t have the courage to make the phone call. When I did, I couldn’t speak,”
“I managed to say, if there’s anything at all that you need. Anything I can do. Just ask. So Sini said, ‘I could do with a striker who scores goals.’
“I said we’ll see. After that, he called me every single day to ask if I’d made a decision yet!”
After a musical performance by Rosario Fiorello and Amadeus, the Sweden international was asked if he personally knew Abba, his response was
“no, but they know who I am.”