Sweden take on Denmark in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday night, and ahead of kick-off the man who will have all eyes on him during both legs of that tie has confirmed what we already knew; that Zlatan Ibrahimovic loves the spotlight.
The PSG striker has come out with some eyebrow-raising quotes before, but his latest one is right up there with the most typically 'Zlatan' things that have ever been said. Having made the move to PSG from Milan in 2012, the big Swede has no doubt helped to raise the profile of Ligue 1, but it seems that he sees his impact on the country of France as a little bigger than that.
Sorry, a lot bigger than that..
I would love to play at the European Championship in France.
I have played there for four years. I have put Sweden on the world map and now I have put France on the world map too.
The first thing that comes to mind, naturally, is this:
But is he serious? He put France on the map? That little unknown country hidden away beside Germany and Italy?
We suspect this is the inner troll within Zlatan having a field day, in which case it's a master-stroke to divert pressure from his teammates ahead of a huge match, but.. His ego actually could be that big.
Zlatan is never dull, you have to give him that.