Zlatan Ibrahimovic was once told by Arsène Wenger he would have to have a trial if Arsenal were to consider signing the 18-year-old. His reply? "Zlatan doesn't do trials." And on Wednesday night Zlatan showed just why he doesn't do trials when he capped a match-winning four-goal display for Sweden against England with an outrageous bicycle kick at the Friends Arena.
The stadium's inauguration was smeared by a poor atmosphere and the tiresome England band, so Zlatan righted the wrongs of the ills on the terraces with one of the greatest volleys in living memory.
Joe Hart, continuing his poor form, needlessly rushed off his line and headed a long ball feebly, but what Ibrahimovic then did was as audacious as it was astounding. With his back to goal, Zlatan executed a bicycle kick and volleyed the ball into the net from something like 30 yards with two England players rushing back towards the goal line. A black belt in taekwondo, Zlatan's athleticism had rarely been exhibited more spectacularly.
The video comes accompanied with mental Swedes going ballistic at Zlatan's majesty. Enjoy it. Again and again and again...
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