Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Today there is some sad news for Ajax fans. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is leaving Ajax for Juventus in a bis transfer. The big Swede has agreed the terms and is moving to Torino today and will play against his former club in the Champions League.

I like Ibrahimovic. He is one hell of a player. His technical abilities are superior and he has shown it to a whole lot of people. During the Euro2004 he scored a stunning goal against the Italians. Or his goal for Ajax in the Champions League 2002 against Celta Vigo. Or his latest effort, a goal he scored against NAC two weekends ago when Ajax trashed NAC Breda 6-2. Fortunately Ibrahimovic has left the Ajax fans with that memorable goal. Amazing goal!

I'm also lucky to have seen him in action. Lyon vs Ajax, Champions League 2002. Zlatan received the ball on the right flank, just in front where I was sitting. He played with the ball to confuse the defender. At that moment I knew he was a special footballer. He's tall but he can hold the ball like no one else and has the ability to run with the ball or do tricks that you normally think only Ronaldinho can do.

I guess Ibrahimovic needed to change clubs. He can only go so far with Ajax and he's done a lot for the club. So I'm wishing him all the best of luck at Juventus. As long as he doesn't score against Ajax in the Champions League.

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