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Milan Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The FIFA Ballon D’Or Is All About Politics & I Don’t Care About Winning It Any More

Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has blasted Inter president Massimo Moratti and defender Marco Materazzi for continuing to speak about him in the media.

The Swedish superstar also gave his opinion on Wesley Sneijder's Ballon d'Or snub and believes politics plays too big of a role in determining the winner.

A few days ago the Nerazzurri patron claimed that the Swedish superstar left the team a year too early, missing out on the Champions League triumph. Furthermore, on Thursday, Materazzi suggested that Inter would not have completed last season's historic treble if 'Ibra' was still on the team.

"They talk too much about me," stated the 29-year-old during an interview with Studio Sport XXL.

"It's obvious that I'm still important to them, but for myself they aren't so important."

However, the prolific goalscorer did have praise for Inter's Wesley Sneijder, believing his Ballon d'Or snub was unfair.

"It's sad that he won't win after what he accomplished last season, including at the World Cup, but now that award has only become a political issue and it doesn't interest me to win it anymore. I prefer to win with this team," he continued before turning the emphasis to the Rossoneri.

"I knew from the first day I arrived here, from that atmosphere at this club, that it's a team where I want to end my career and can win big trophies. It's not true that the team is Ibra-dependent, we all depend on each other."

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