Wednesday 21 February 2018

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'I am glad a great player like Roy Keane knows what he is talking about'

John Brennan in Paris

Zlatan Ibrahimovic fired out a warning to Ireland at his pre-match Press Conference saying: "I am a legend and I always deliver."

The Swedish superstar was holding court in the Stade de France at a gig at which Sweden's hapless manager, Erik Hamren, was all but ignored.

After a few introductory remarks from Hamren, 'Ibra' took the next dozen questions as the world's media got a chance to quiz the big man on Sweden, tomorrow's match and his club future.

Told that Roy Keane believed he could be a Cantona-type figure even for a year at Manchester United he said: "I am delighted to hear that from a great player who knows what he is talking about. But we will park that until the Euros are over.

"I have lived in Paris for four years and I love this city," the 34-year-old added. "And I am really looking forward to this game, to having a chance to play a big game and win with Sweden. I'm going into this event very confident. I have had a good season with my club. I am a legend and I always deliver."

Any goal in this tournament would leave Ibrahimovic as the only man to score at four Euro tournaments. "Great," he said, "but the collective is more important than me. If Sweden play well and win then I will be happy."

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