Zlatan Ibrahimovic delivered a short and snappy sermon on the training pitch to his PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti a couple of years back. The aim was to reassure his manager about the 2012-13 French championship run-in.
PSG were going for the first League title in 19 years.
According to Marco Varretti in an interview with Four Four Two this week, Zlatan approached his fretting manager, asking him whether he believed in Jesus.
Before winning the 2012/13 league title, we were getting ready to play against Lyon. Carlo Ancelotti was a bit tense, so Ibra approached him and asked him if he believed in Jesus.
Ancelotti said yes, so Ibra told him: 'Good, so you believe in me. You can relax!' Zlatan is like this – he has a lot of self-confidence. This helps him to be a great player.
PSG won the League title just as the blessed Ibrahimovic said they would. Comparing himself to Jesus may well constitute one of Ibra's humble moments, given that the Beatles insisted they were bigger than Jesus.