The days are just not going right for the star Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic this month.
To start off, the striker fluffed his lines from the spot and missed a one on one chance against Joe Hart in the Champions League encounter against Manchester City on Wednesday.
The game ended in a 2-2 draw and the Citizens are in a strong position scoring two away goals in the fixture but that is a trouble for another day as the 35-year old is now accused of some serious stuff in his days at Juventus.
The Swedish attacker moved from Ajax to Turin for 16 million euros back in 2004 and has ever since become one of the most successful players in Europe.
A Swedish local news agency NWT, reported that Swedish doctor Ulf Karlsson accused Zlatan of involvement in doping in his time at Turin.
Karlsson, , who has worked closely with Sweden athletics team in the European Championship and Olympics said that the change in physical body structure of the 35-year old when he was playing for Juventus was highly suspicious.
In just six months at Juve he had already gained 10 kilograms,” Karlsson told SportBladet. “I think he was doping. At least, that’s what I believe.”
The accusations made are very strong and it is believed that Zlatan is expected to make an official statement about these accusations.
But the fact that the striker has never been tested positive in any dope tests since he started as a professional footballer is highly unlikely to be involved in this scandal and Dr. Karlsson might have to brace himself for a defamation lawsuit from Zlatan.
The doctor also accused Albin Ekdal, who was at Juve in 2008/09 for doping and said, “Even Ekdal [was doping] as he gained 8kg during his time with the Bianconeri.”
None of these accusations are proven and it is to be seen if the doctor in question gets away with such bold claims.