The LA Galaxy striker told the BBC that his feet are like art to him and are the only photo of himself his wife allows in their house.
Meanwhile, he explained in amusing terms what it means to be on 'Planet Zlatan' and why he 'gave himself as a present' to the MLS.
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'You should kiss those feet'

"My wife does not allow me to have pictures of myself. She says, 'There is already enough talk of you and I don't want to see you on the walls, it is enough that I see you in real life'.
"There is one of my feet on the wall. That is what has given us what we have, it is a reminder for the family, not for me, of what we have. That is what has created the whole situation, the whole buzz around me - the two feet.
I play this beautiful sport with my feet. Even if it is ugly toes, we don't care - we put it on the wall just as a reminder, we have food to eat thanks to those feet so you should kiss those feet every day - no, I'm joking.
Every footballer's toes and feet around the world are ugly - there is no beautiful out there."


Image credit: Eurosport

'Planet Zlatan'

"I came from my own planet, with something that no one has seen. I'm a guy from this area that they think is the ghetto.
"They saw me differently, they did not make me feel welcome, they did not make me feel like everyone else, but I came with something else and now they follow that. I came from my own planet - Planet Zlatan."

'I gave myself as a present'

Ibrahimovic took out a full-page advert in the LA Times which read, 'Dear Los Angeles. You're welcome' - and he explained how the big move came about.
"We [Ibrahimovic and his wife] had talked about it and she said one day I would like to see how it is to live in LA, that was one of the many factors when I chose LA. LA did not choose me, I chose LA.
"They are happy to be here, there's less stress, if I can be negative the time difference is too big because of all my family from Sweden and I only have a short time to connect with them."
I felt I was giving them something they did not have before and I gave myself as a present to them.
"They did understand what I was and all the things I said would happen. It took 10 minutes to present myself in a way I did in my first game at the Galaxy and they understood what I had given them."
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