Sweden superstar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he wants to try his luck in Nollywood when his illustrious career comes to a close, according to the Mirror Sport.
The outspoken striker has struck four times since joining Los Angeles Galaxy, including a 40-yard strike on his debut.
Speaking on US radio when asked whether he would star as “a sidekick to The Rock or Arnold Schwarzenegger”, the former Manchester United striker replied: “I think leading man – something like Rambo, Bourne Identity, because I think I have the skills to do those things.
“Somebody says I could be like the bad guy in the movie, because my English is like Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). But i see myself better than that.”
Zlatan is already feeling the warmth of the United States since his move from England.
“I have to be honest. It has been super positive. Everybody is kind and making me feel welcome; he said.
“People see me on the streets and they are like ‘ thank you for coming’. It is only positive vibes.”
Asked which star he hoped to meet, he joked: “Me, I don’t want to meet nobody. They want to meet me.”
Dragged into the age long debate of who the better place is, between Messi and Ronaldo; Ibra added;
“I have to say Messi. I think he is just natural. He is not trained.”
And the best teammate he ever played with? AC Milan and Italy legend Paolo Maldini.
“He made me do more than I needed to do to good. He brought out of me 200 per cent.“
And while talking on the Dan Patrick radio show, Ibra suggested ‘Sweden’ will be replaced on the map with ‘Zlatan’.
“I don’t think that you can measure how popular I am. I am Sweden. … They will even change the name Sweden to my name on the map.
When you navigate in Sweden, you don’t write Sweden, you write Zlatan.”
The self-confident Zlatan feels that his confidence is only good for team morale and will not overshadow them: “No, I make them superstars.”
About the 40 yard wonder goal he scored on his debut, Zlatan said on Jimmy Kimmel Chat show on ABC on Tuesday night.
“I had a vision before I came.I said when I come I know there is some earthquakes in Los Angeles and this one was me stepping in Los Angeles. i wanted to make a statement. Every movie has a good start.”