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Fabio Capello has claimed he corrected one major fault of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's at Juventus

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Even though he is now 36-years-old, there is no denying Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still one of the world's best forwards.

And what a glittering career he has had. The Swedish legend - who has 62 goals in 116 caps for his country - has won 32 trophies during his career which includes league titles in Italy, Holland, France and Spain and he has 421 goals in 729 career games.

The fact that he has always played for top sides is another testament to his quality. Not many players can say they have Ajax, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain on their C.Vs.

Zlatan began to make a name for himself with Ajax back in the early 2000s. 48 goals in 110 games prompted Juventus to splash €16 million on the striker.

Not long after his arrival, Fabio Capello would head to Turin and manage the enigmatic forward.

The former England boss now claims that without his guidance, Zlatan would have never risen to the heights that he did.

"When Ibrahimovic arrived at Juventus, he was not good at shooting," Capello told Sky Italia.

"Mino Raiola [Ibrahimovic's agent] said to me: 'Zlatan is really strong, he breaks the hands of the goalkeepers'.

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"I said to him: 'Listen to me, for the moment he only broke the windows of the gym'.

"Then Ibrahimovic began to train every day and, obviously, as everyone knows, he improved a lot."

Capello went on to claim that Ajax only sold Ibrahimovic to Juventus because they didn't believe he would be a top player - they preferred ex-Spurs, Middlesbrough, Wigan and West Ham flop, Mido.

He added: "I targeted Ibrahimovic when I was Roma coach.
"Juventus made an incredible purchase, they bought him for €16 million payable in four payments.

"At Ajax they decided he would not be a great player. They preferred to keep Mido, who was easier to manage."

The Egyptian forward would have 15 clubs before calling it a day with Barnsley in 2013, and he didn't particularly excel at any of them.

When you look at his career compared to Ibrahimovic's, Ajax made one of the most ludicrous decisions ever!

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