Next Game

Reims v PSG

Saturday, 09 August 2014, 19:00

French Ligue 1

Ibrahimovic humbled by fans

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was thrilled by his four-goal effort for Paris St Germain on Wednesday night - and humbled by the reaction to his brilliance from the Anderlecht fans.

Last Updated: 24/10/13 at 11:56 Post Comment

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: On fire against Anderlecht

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: On fire against Anderlecht

Sweden international Ibrahimovic single-handedly destroyed the Belgians in the 5-0 rout to the extent that he was offered a standing ovation by the Anderlecht fans at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.

The win moved PSG five points clear of Olympiacos and Benfica in Champions League Group C but all the talk post-match was of Ibrahimovic.

The former Barcelona and AC Milan striker told L'Equipe: "Scoring four goals does not happen every day. This is a very good thing."

On the reception from the Anderlecht fans, he added: "It was crazy, amazing, fantastic, it gave me chills.

"It was a great honour and I want to thank the fans for their reaction. This is not something that happens often."

Of his four goals, Ibrahimovic was happiest with the third, a 25-yard thunderbolt which flew into the top left-hand corner.

"I think I have to say the third goal was my favourite," he told www.UEFA.com.

"It was a good goal as I shot from distance and timed it very well and it went in. It felt like a very hard shot."

The win pushed PSG to the brink of qualification to the knockout stages.

"I think we have to take one game at a time and the further you go in a tournament the harder it becomes because the strongest teams keep themselves in the Champions League," said Ibrahimovic.

"We are still in the group stage but if we win another one then we are qualified for the next round so we will take things one game at a time.

"We have worked very hard for this and I think we are a better team than last year.

"After a year together we know each other much better and some players have come in and made a difference. If you work very hard you get your rewards. Let's hope when we play Anderlecht at home we play a good game as well."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

L

ast five Arsenal captains: Gallas, Fabregas, Van Persie, Vermaelen, Arteta. Talk about a poisoned chalice...

juan de gunnaz
The Sluggish Gossip

W

ill any Brazilian parent ever name their child Fred again? I could see it earning similar status as the first name Adolph in Germany (or anywhere, come to think of it).

bleublancrouge
Nothing Will Ever Be The Same For Brazil. Ever.

C

redit to Vlaar for stepping up. Better to be the man who missed than be the coward who wouldn't step up for his country

avspitfire
Dutch stars refused penalty

Footer 365

World Cup: Louis van Gaal says two Netherlands players refused to take first penalty against Argentina

Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal claims none of his players wanted to take the first penalty against Argentina.

World Cup: Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella thinks Germany are favourites for Sunday's final

​Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella thinks a well-rested Germany will have the advantage in Sunday's World Cup final.

World Cup: Penalty joy for Argentina as they beat Netherlands to reach final

Argentina overcame Netherlands on penalties after a 0-0 draw to set up a meeting with Germany in the World Cup final.

Mail Box

Do England Need Scholes, Lineker Etc?

They've all got ideas about where things are going wrong, so why don't they step up and help? Plus, we have lots of fall-out from the dullness of Holland v Argentina...

Mails: Are Footballers Just Big Kids?

That's what the mailbox thinks, with Brazil's players showing a lack of responsibility in their 7-1 thrashing by Germany. Plus, more on Ozil and the importance of passion...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property