Zlatan Ibrahimovic thinks Sweden’s players all deserve to be given a Golden Ball award for their efforts at the World Cup.
Sweden exited Russia 2018 on Saturday after a 2-0 loss to England, who will face Croatia for a place in the final of the tournament.
But Sweden over-achieved against expectations even without the services of Ibrahimovic, who was impressed with Janne Andersson’s side.
‘Every player should get a Golden Ball in Sweden,’ Ibrahimovic wrote on Twitter.
‘What they did will be remembered forever. Thank you for the show.’
Wayne Rooney – set to cross paths with the ex-Sweden international in MLS after joining DC United – was quick to tease his old Manchester United teammate, though.
Every player should get a golden ball in Sweden. What they did will be remembered forever. Thank you for the show pic.twitter.com/VsoaUY6W99
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) July 7, 2018
‘How you feeling today mate @Ibra_official?’ ex-England captain Rooney posted on Twitter.
‘If you need a chat I’m always here.’
Ibrahimovic has also lost a bet with David Beckham, meaning he will have to watch an England game at Wembley with the ex-LA Galaxy star.
Beckham had promised to buy Ibrahimovic whatever he wanted from Ikea if Sweden triumphed in Samara.