These two feet hold the touching story behind soccer legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic, currently under contract with Paris Saint-Germain Football Club. The touching story behind these two feet is narrated in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s autobiography called “I am Zlatan” and they create one of those images that are truly worth 1,000 words.
Soccer legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the best players in the history of this sport and no one can deny his unique input he brought to the game. Millions of fans all over the world love him, for the way he plays and for his strong character.
“You idiots! Those feet have paid for all of this!”
This XXL picture of Zlatan’s two feet stands proudly on one of his living room walls, greeting his family, friends and guests in his luxurious mansion located in Malmö, Sweden. The true untold story behind this picture lies in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and the pride he takes in his feet, knowing that they are the ones that offered him everything he has in life: Fame, Money and Talent.
“When my friends came by, they were all like, Awesome, wicked, cool place you’ve got here. “But what are these disgusting feet doing here? How can you have this shit on your wall?” “You idiots,” I said. “Those feet have paid for all of this.”
As Zlatan Ibrahimovic describes the process of buying his dream house, you will find that the same incisiveness he has on the field is the one he uses to get what he wants in real life: “If they wanted to stay there, no matter what we were willing to pay, they’d have to tell us to our faces, and wouldn’t it be fun to meet Zlatan and Helena over a cup of coffee? Not everyone got to do that.
They clearly thought that would be fun, so Helena and I went over, and I knew right away that I had the upper hand. I am who I am, but even so, I was of two minds. As I walked through those gates, I felt big and small at the same time, both the kid who gawked at those houses during the Mile and the guy who was a huge star. At first, I just went with Helena and checked it out, “Very nice, very nice, what a lovely place you’ve got here.” I behaved and was polite, and all that. Over coffee, I couldn’t restrain myself any longer.
“We’re here because you’re living in our house,” I said, and the man started laughing, as if to say, How funny, and sure, I had a gleam in my eye. It was a sort of joke, a line from a movie. Then I continued, “You can take it as a joke if you want. But I’m serious. I intend to buy this house, I’ll make sure you’re happy, but we’re going to have it,” and then he went on, saying it wasn’t for sale, not under any conditions”, as written in his autobiography.