The Los Angeles Galaxy striker tells, in an interview with L'Equipe magazine, how much the coach of Nice counted in his construction as a footballer.
In an interview with the magazine The TeamZlatan Ibrahimovic is very appreciative of Patrick Vieira, the current Nice coach, whom he discovered when the Frenchman came to Juventus in 2005, and which he then found at Inter Milan. "He really had a different mindset than the players I had knownsays the Swede. He was always on my back. I thought I was doing things right, but for him it was never good enough, and he showed me that you had to give more, and want more. He taught me that we play as we train. "
Ibra continues: "I do not need to say which player and which professional he was, he was a phenomenal player, who stayed in the story, but I'm happy to have known both the person and the player. He deeply influenced my game by pushing me to give 120% every day, every game. "
Ibrahimovic is not at all surprised by the conversion of the world champion 98, arrived in Nice this summer. "He already had that in him, with his experience, his maturity, his way of helping others. He was always available to talk. You know, he really helped a lot of players, not just me. In Juve's squad, at the time, there were big stars (like Del Piero, Nedved or Cannavaro, future Ballon d'Or France Football)and to please them, you had to give a lot, you had nothing for free. "