Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been in hot goalscoring form in his debut season at Manchester United, and continues to dominate English football. But how does he keep up such a high level of performance? The Swede star, 35, is well-known for his strict gym regime as he attempts to stay in top shape to cut it in the brutal pace of the Premier League.
The Man U forward attributes his success to a combination of immense ability and mental determination. Added to that, training is a large part of any athlete’s continued performance.
And as we at Sport Playlists can attest to, a great workout needs a great soundtrack. With this in mind the Sweden international has handpicked some personal favourites for his ‘Mental Muscle’ playlist.
With tracks by Jay Z, Notorious BIG and Skrillex, the 19-track list features a mix of old-school rap, hip-hop, dubstep, and even a bit of ‘cheese’ in the shape of Vanilla Ice’s ‘Ice Ice Baby’.
According to Ibrahimovic’s own fashion brand A-Z Sportswear:
“His playlist is a balance between motivating up-tempo tunes and more mellow moments when it’s all about strength and focus.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic also has a host of Swedish artists on his playlist, including Ken Ring and rap group Grillat and Grandy.
Ibrahimovic had said following United’s EFL Cup victory over Southampton:
“The older I get, the more mature I get, the more I am surrounded by a winning mentality. It is all about winning those trophies. This is what I am doing. Wherever I have gone I have won. This is what I predicted. Everything I thought would happen, has.”
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