There is no I in team, but that notion is lost on Ibrahimovic. Which is reason why Arrigo Sacchi iconic AC Milan coach believes Zlatan is a better individual player than Messi.
Not forgetting that being able to play with a team matters, something that Messi has fine tuned, this has given him a edge over his former teammate.
“Ibrahimovic is one of the best,” the former AC Milan coach told Radio 2. “If football were an individual sport, I think that he would be superior to Messi.
“This is a great strength of Ibra’s but also a limitation in terms of his connection with the other players.
“In my team at Milan, I had players like Marco van Basten and George Weah. Weah had greater potential than Van Basten in terms of technique, but Van Basten had a perfect connection with the team and that made his influence greater. He gave greater meaning to our football.”