"Cultural exports have led us to believe that all Swedish people are blonde, live in IKEA-furnished houses, can produce catchy pop-songs and are mostly named Ulf. This is largely the case, but that isn't the Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović grew up in."
In Episode Seven of The Blizzard Podcast we bring you Lars Sivertsen's 'The Bicycle Thief' from Issue Eight which tackles the enigma that is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and looks at how his upbringing in the tough Malmo suburb of Rosengard shaped him into the footballer he has become today.
As is often the case when things involve Zlatan, this episode contains more than its fair share of 'industrial' language.
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Lars Sivertsen is a Norwegian writer based in London. He is Premier League Correspondent for TV 2 Norway and a regular contributor to Josimar. Twitter: @larssivertsen
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