Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored bicycle kick in training session after England game

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There may never be another player quite like Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The enigmatic Sweden captain has for so long wowed crowds all over the world with his remarkable ability. 

He splits opinion, of course, but there can be no denying that he's one of the most fascinating players to have ever played the game. 

At 34-years-old, it's now extremely unlikely that the Paris Saint-Germain forward will star for a Premier League club, but, upon his retirement, he will still leave a lasting memory with fans in England. 


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Indeed, his incredible four-goal haul against the Three Lions back in 2012 was quite brilliant; his 30-yard overhead kick will never be forgotten. 

Unsurprisingly, then, Ibrahimovic was on cloud nine after destroying England. Derby County boss Paul Clement, who was working at PSG at the time, has revealed in an interview with The Times that he was dreading the former Barcelona man's return to the French capital. 

Dreading Ibrahimovic's return 

Clement, rather brilliantly, told Ibrahimovic that he only managed to score four goals against England's reserves. 

The Derby Count manager stated: "After the England game, where Zlatan scored those unbelievable four goals and that overhead [for Sweden in Stockholm in 2012], I was dreading him coming back to the club because I knew what was coming. I said to him: ‘Well done Zlatan, you scored four against England reserves!’ They had a really weakened team out that night."

He did it again 

Ibrahimovic didn't appear to take too much notice, however, and produced something very special on the training ground. In fact, the robust Swede scored another bicycle kick in training. Clement couldn't believe what he was seeing.

Clement continued by saying: “He brushed that aside. Then we went out to training and I’ve never seen a training session like it in all my life from one player. So outstanding. We played five-a-side and Zlatan scored a bicycle kick into a small goal, two metres by one metre. I shouted out: ‘Oh my God, he’s done it again.’ Zlatan just got up, carried on playing. He was so hungry in that training session."

Well, it's quite clear that Ibrahimovic really is a unique talent.

Which Premier League club would have suited Ibrahimovic's style? Have your say below! 

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