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You don't mess with the Zlatan
A compilation of memorable Zlatan comments from his biography I am Zlatan, and media quotes sourced from the internet. "I couldn't believe it. I was like 'No way, Zlatan doesn't do auditions. '"
- On refusing Arsene Wenger for a trial at Arsenal early on in his career
"Nothing, she already has the Zlatan."
- On what he got his partner for her birthday
"Then (Pep) Guardiola started his philosopher thing. I was barely listening. Why would I? It was advanced bullshit about blood, sweat and tears, that kind of stuff. "
- On turning a deaf ear to Guardiola's famed pep-talks at Barcelona.
"You bought a Ferrari but you drive it like a Fiat"
-Telling Pep how he felt on being relegated to the right flank in attack.
"We are looking for an apartment (in Paris). If we don't find anything, then I'll probably just buy the hotel. "
-Looking for an apartment after his recent move to Paris Saint German
"Guardiola was staring at me and I lost it. I thought 'there is my enemy, scratching his bald head!'. I yelled to him: 'You have no balls!'"
-More on his favourite manager
This has been a massive thing in the media, people chasing me in my home. This is not normal, I will chase them back. "
After signing for PSG "I like fireworks too, but I set them off in gardens or kebab stands. I never set fire to my own house. "
-Comparing himself to Mario Balotelli
"I'm like Muhammad Ali. When he said he would knock someone out in the fourth round, he did it. "
-On his favourite sportsman
"I don't know... you'll have to ask your wife about that. "
-When asked why he had scratches on his face after a game
"COME TO MY HOUSE AND YOU'LL SEE IF I'M GAY. AND BRING YOUR SISTER. "
- To a female reporter who joked that Zlatan was gay due to a photo of him hugging Barca defender Pique.
"It was David Trezeguet's fault. He made me do one drink of vodka after another. I slept in the bathtub. Now I hold my vodka much better. "
-On his partying days when with Juventus
"Messi is awesome. He's unbelievable, but we are totally different. He came to Bar?a as a 13-year old. He's raised in that culture and has no problems with that 'school' shit. In the team, the play is based around him pretty naturally. He's brilliant, but then I arrived and scored more goals than him. "
-On Lionel Messi
"At Barca, players were banned from driving their sports cars to training. I thought this was ridiculous - it was no one's business what car I drive - so before a match, I drove my Ferrari Enzo to work. It caused a scene. "
-More on his Barca days
"Jose Mourinho is a big star...He's cool. The first time he met my wife he said 'Helena, you have only one mission. Feed Zlatan, let him sleep, keep him happy!' The guy says what he wants. I like him. "
- On his former Inter boss
"Mourinho is Guardiola's opposite. If Mourinho brightens up the room, Guardiola pulls down the curtains and I guessed that Guardiola now tried to measure himself with him. "
-Pitting the two sideline rivals
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