Water way to go for Ibra
- Sat 16 Jun 2012, 9:01AM
- Posted by David Clayton
We all saw it – Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s foul-mouthed tirade at Joe Hart as Sweden celebrated their equaliser, but there was more to come from the fiery Swede.
Yahoo Sports' Dirty Tackle feature found an interesting angle in their report on England’s exciting win and focused on the spat between the City keeper and the sulky Zlatan.
They report: “Football disobeyed the mighty will of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as England beat Sweden 3-2. Zlatan scored exactly none of the match's five goals and his frustration only grew throughout the match.
“As Sweden fought back to take the lead in the second half before eventually losing it again, the primary target of Zlatan's fury was England keeper Joe Hart.
“Ibrahimovic took exception when Hart deliberately shoved Johan Elmander before Sweden scored their second goal on in the 59th minute. Instead of celebrating, Zlatan gave Hart a talking to, making a mental note to get his revenge later.
“And before another corner kick in the 70th minute, with the score now 2-2, Zlatan did so by strolling into Joe Hart's goal as Hart barked directions to his teammates, picked the England No.1’s water bottle, took a big swig off it, and tossed it back down as he went to take his place for the kick.”
For Joe’s sake, let’s hope there was no Zlatan swill-back!
Elsewhere, having seen one international team-mate move clubs this summer, Vincent Kompany has allegedly advised another Belgian talent to consider the Etihad Stadium as a possible destination before making any decisions.
Alex Witsel is the player in question and the story, on inside.futbol.com, claims the Blues’ skipper would love to see the 23-year-old Benfica star at City and adds boss Roberto Mancini is a known admirer, too. But a price tag believed to be in the region of £30m could be a stumbling block for a number of his suitors.
Finally, good to see MCFC’s official Twitter account getting a few column inches today with the denial that a seemingly new Mario Balotelli account is a fake.
The Daily Mail carries the story quoting our Tweet: “Mario’s account is a fake – just heard it from the player himself.”
So no need to follow it!