Zlatan Ibrahimovic became embroiled in an argument with Arigo Saachi on Wednesday night, after the Swedish striker had score both goals in Milan’s 2-0 victory over Auxerre in their opening UEFA Champions League encounter.
The striker was angered after being told that Mediaset Premium studio guest Saachi, a renowned former coach of Milan, had joked that he would not have scored his first goal if he did not have such big feet.
Ibrahimovic took that comment to be another dig, having previously been subject to criticism from Saachi, and he launched an angry rebuke at the 64-year-old.
“Saachi needs to learn how to shut up,” said the forward, who joined Milan on loan from Barcelona during the summer transfer window.
“He also seems jealous because he’s talking too much, he needs to talk less about me on TV and in the newspapers.
“If he wants something he can come and see me about it. If you don’t like the way I play, don’t come and watch me.”
The pair then argued on-air, with Ibrahimovic continuing to berate Saachi.
“He also said things about me when I was at Barcelona,” said the Swede.
“I believe I can express my opinion in a polite and correct way, I don’t believe I’ve offended you,” said Sacchi.
“When someone talks too much, they talk too much, you’re one of those people. If you don’t like the way I play, don’t come and watch me,” said Ibrahimovic.
“Let me explain,” added Sacchi.
“You don’t need to explain anything to me,” responded Ibrahimovic.
“You need to learn some manners, son,” added Sacchi.