LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has backed his homeland Sweden to win the World Cup forward of a quarter-final showdown Saturday towards England.
The Swedes have superior to the World Cup´s final eight for the primary time since 1994 and 36-year-old striker Ibrahimovic, Sweden´s all-time prime scorer with 62 objectives, has been vocal about their trophy bid.
“They’ve a giant likelihood to win the World Cup,” Ibrahimovic mentioned. “They beat Mexico (in group stage), which was good they usually made a giant assertion by successful towards the Swiss,” Ibrahimovic mentioned in a posting on his Main League Soccer membership´s web site.
“They´re going effectively and doing issues that nobody thought they might do. They imagine, they usually thought they might do it. They´re making good issues, and hopefully, they might proceed.
“We’re there to push them. Each Swedish individual on the planet is proud and we will probably be proud nevertheless it goes within the coming video games.”
Ibrahimovic, who has 10 objectives this season for the Galaxy, has spent his profession amongst a few of Europe´s biggest golf equipment, together with Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United for the previous two seasons.
Ibrahimovic´s recommendation for Sweden is easy — extra of the identical.
“They need to proceed doing what they´re doing,” Ibrahimovic mentioned. “It´s troublesome to play towards them and to rating towards them. If they will stick with it, they’ve a great likelihood.
“Now, it´s not solely about how good you’re, however there are a whole lot of feelings within the recreation. It´s a quarterfinal, and a whole lot of feelings come into the sport. Whoever can deal with that finest has a bonus.
“When Sweden wins, let´s see what David Beckham tells me.”