The 31-year-old’s sensational overhead lob which left Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart stranded was hailed on Twitter by the professionals, starting with the England number one himself.
The Three Lions’ Hart (@JoeHart_01) is gutted about the result: “Absolutely devastated about last night’s game, I can only apologise to all my teammates and the fans… I can only say two words though: Zlatan Ibrahimovic.”
Brazil legend Ronaldo (@ClaroRonaldo) is impressed: “What a fantastic goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic against England!!!”
Sunderland striker Louis Saha (@louissaha08) reckons it is the best goal ever: “Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the best goal ever. Did choose to score that screamer the day he scored 4 against England. Bossssss.”
Blackpool winger Thomas Ince (@RealThomasInce) agrees: “Wow wow wow wow! Best goal I’ve ever seen! #outrageous #zlatanibrahimovic”
Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (@asmir1) adds his thoughts: “Take a bow #ZlatanIbrahimovic! Unbelievable tekkers!”
Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba (@fmuamba) gives his take on the enigmatic Sweden star: “He might be arrogant but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a problem to any team he plays against.”
Even tennis legend Boris Becker (@Becker_Boris) chimes in: “WOW…Ibrahimovic !!! What a goal ….and four of them!”
Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi (@GiuseppeRossi22) reckons he is dreaming: “Did Ibrahimovic really score that goal?? Or am I dreaming?”
Former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris (@morriskid) calls for some realism: “Outrageous technique/agility for the goal..with great execution of contact.. But relax on greatest goal ever…no goalkeeper for starters!”
Newcastle striker Samuel Ameobi (@Sammy_Ameobi): “Well that was just uncalled for #Zlatan!”
Marseille midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) reckons Ibrahimovic is the only world-class player on show: “One genuinely world class player on the pitch tonight. And HE was the difference… #sweVeng”
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) reckons the Swedish captain has answered his English critics: “Zlatan just silenced any doubters he had…ruthless tonight!”
Finally, Republic of Ireland midfielder Steven Reid (@stevenreid12) is late to the party: “Something happen in England game.. I’m watching Ireland?? And not a great game!!”
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