Milan star Zlatan opens up on Lukaku battle: “He has a big ego.”

Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has given a lengthy interview to Corriere della Sera and he has talked about a host of things in his life and career.

One thing that he was asked about was his battles with Romelu Lukaku last season, when the Belgian was at Inter. A mural of them going heads on was also made outside the San Siro.

The Swede told Corriere della Sera: “He first quarreled with Romagnoli, then with Saelemaekers. I intervened to defend my teammates and Lukaku attacked me on a personal level. I was shocked because we were friends in Manchester.

“Lukaku has a big ego, he is convinced that he is a champion and that he is really strong. I grew up in a Malmo ghetto and when someone gets under my skin, I put them in their place. So I hit him where it hurts and he lost control. 

“I hope to meet him soon. These things are resolved on the pitch. I don’t hate anyone, let alone Lukaku.”

In the interview, Ibrahimovic talked about his background, upbringing, Mino Raiola, the Juventus capital gains case and even the Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo debate.

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