PSG version of QSI, its ambitions in the Champions League, the Ligue 1 level or salary: Zlatan Ibrahimovic evades any subject in a long interview
The new PSG
A first for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. In a lengthy interview with L’Equipe on Monday, the Swedish international (30 years) reveals for the first time in the French media. It is particularly PSG Version QSI entered another dimension past two seasons. But according to him, the Parisians have much to do to reach the level of some of his former clubs. “Today, we are not even Juventus, Inter Milan or Barcelona. But here there is a potential group for one day reach their size. There is quality in our team. What is missing in Paris, it is the habit of winning major titles. My previous clubs are teams that win. PSG, he does not have a champion for a long time. We must first start by winning this trophy as Manchester City is to achieve this year. Three years ago, what was City? Nothing. Nobody was interested in them. Now they began to win and they talk about them. Paris to follow the same path.
An event for the PSG. Eight years after his last appearance in the Champions League, the club Capitale find the C1 Tuesday receiving Dynamo Kiev at the Parc des Princes. If C1 must be a long-term goal as ‘Ibra’, the former Ajax is concentrated on winning the Ligue 1. ” In my eyes, it should not necessarily focus on the Champions League. The most important thing is capital itself, that is to win the championship of France . When you sit your dominance in your own country, you can think about after export to Europe. “If the most prestigious European competitions lack the impressive track record of Ibrahimovic, he is aware of the shortcomings of the Paris group to get the win this season. He also compares his team Manchester City. “I want to win the Champions League. But take things game by game, step by step. When City was released in the first round last year, it did not say it was not a good team. They simply lacked the experience of this competition. I would not say they missed the chance because for me, the chance does not exist or you’re good or you’re not good. This lack of experience also affects PSG but that does not prevent us from believing in ourselves.
Ibrahimovic, the globe-trotter. After playing in Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain, the native of Malmo is particularly well placed to judge the Ligue 1. And he has a rather positive judgment, emphasizing the physical dimension of the game “It is difficult. It is not as strong as other championships. Physically here, everyone is powerful and balèze like me. I was not used there! This is a parameter that I have to adapt. And then I realize that everybody is very motivated to beat Paris. In people’s eyes, I’m not saying footballers but people around, I feel a strong desire to get that Paris, which raises so many comments. People do not want to see Paris grab all they want him to fail. “A context that reinforces its determination. “But for me, the atmosphere is very positive. It stimulates more. People need to realize that the PSG is now an international dimension to the L1. If this is not the club, who will do it? Montpellier? With Paris, France championship becomes an important competition.
Upon his arrival in Paris, Ibrahimovic already triggered controversy. At the heart of the summer, and political observers were unleashed on his salary of around 14 million euros per year, net of tax . Again, Zlatan against attack, surprised that his emoluments were able generate so many comments. “To have the quality, you have to pay, right? Quality is not free. And why all the criticism? After all, this money will generate more taxes for France. So politicians should instead be happy, right? It’s very strange it all … You know, the money I had already gained a lot before coming here. I came to Paris for the proposed challenge. “For him, the salary offered by Qatari owners has not been instrumental in his coming to France. “When you leave, it is to earn as much money. Thiago Silva, he wins here he would have earned in Milan. It is therefore that the sporting challenge that attracted. For me, it’s the same. I do not run after money. Even if I stopped my career today, I could live very well until the end of my days.