Elias Ymer: 'There are many similarities between me and Zlatan Ibrahimovic'

In an interview to Expressen the Swedish player Elias Ymer spoke about his admiration for his compatriot Zlatan Ibrahimovic

by Luigi Gatto
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Elias Ymer: 'There are many similarities between me and Zlatan Ibrahimovic'

In an interview to Expressen the Swedish player Elias Ymer spoke about his admiration for his compatriot Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a very-well recognized football star of his country. Ymer said: There are fewer people who influenced my personality more during my education.

The good thing about Zlatan is that he is more than a footballer. He improved showing that everything is possible. I red his book and I saw all his documentaries. There are many similarities with him in difficult situations. When certain things get tough or you feel hopeless, I think about how he deals with situations and how he keeps fighting.

It's motivating. It's something I often think about. I thought it was a good read for all the younger people."

On his approach to the Stockholm Open, Ymer added: "Here I am not a favorite. I showed I can compete with the best players but I do not have pressure or expectations on me.

Being patient will be important. A year ago I struggled reaching the Challenger tour main draws."

Asked how he is feeling physically, Ymer replied: "I am tired, to be honest. It was a tough season. I left Sweden on December 25 last year.

From then there were a lot of difficulties. I start thinking about ending the season and then I go on holidays. I hope to recharge batteries and have some energy left for this week", said Ymer who hopes to play the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan.

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