Ibrahimovic declares himself the ‘new king’ of Sweden; reveals he had ‘butterflies’ during Sweden comebac

By Oliver Fisher -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that he felt ‘butterflies’ after marking his return to the Swedish national team last night.

The striker wants to help Sweden qualify for Qatar 2022 and also participate in the European Championship that will be played in the summer, having confirmed his comeback to the international stage after nearly five years away.

It certainly started in the right way last night as Ibrahimovic started against Georgia and Sweden ran out winners, with the 39-year-old getting an assist in the first half.

Ibrahimovic spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive) after Sweden-Georgia and remarked: “I felt butterflies in my stomach. I had no pressure, but I was excited and it was a good feeling.”

On his assist for Claesson, he said: “He was close to me, he had just called me and told me he was behind me. I knew where he was, I checked the ball with my chest and passed it back to him so he could score. Exciting to come back, now we must continue. By being together and getting to know each other better we can only improve.”

On his social media profiles Zlatan also published a photo of him hugging with Claesson after the goal and wrote: “Carl Gustav XVII” as if he were the heir to the throne of the current Swedish King Carl Gustav XVI. Then he added: ” It’s true, there is the old king and there is the new king.”

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