Ibra: Chelsea are favourites

PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims Chelsea are the 'super' hot favourites to win their Champions League quarter-final clash in Paris on Wednesday night.

Last Updated: 01/04/14 at 18:14 Post Comment

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Chelsea are the favourites

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Chelsea are the favourites

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Swede, who has scored 10 goals in the competition this season, said: "I think Chelsea are the super favourites. We are beginners in everything we do while Chelsea have had a project for 10 years.

"Experience is an advantage for the one who has it. I think Chelsea has more experience in the Champions League. We're in the position Chelsea were eight or nine years ago.

"The big difference with last year is that it is my second year as well as my team-mates'. We know each other better and I think we are better today than one year ago collectively."

The 32-year-old has played for a host Europe's top clubs, among them Ajax, AC Milan and Barcelona, but has never won a Champions League winners medal.

Ibrahimovic is keen to rectify that with PSG but is not yet ready to consider it may be this season.

"This is my last contract in Europe and to win it I will have to win it with Paris," said Ibrahimovic, who is under contract at the Parc des Princes until 2016.

"The day I leave Paris is the day I will go down a level or quit football. If we will be the kings of Europe, I don't know. I don't want to think so far ahead. Let's think about the two games against Chelsea."

Ibrahimovic, who has scored 41 goals in his last 36 appearances for club and country, has ruled out the possibility of ever joining a Premier League club.

"It's impossible to get me to England," he said. "The day I stop with football it will not be that I look back and I say to myself 'Maybe I should've played in England.'

"I haven't been part of it. I made stories in other countries. It's nothing that I regret."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

aybe Southampton's objectives have changed. They were looking to be a Champions League club, I believe. I love this quote so much. So arrogant. So poignant. You can see where it's all gone wrong.

MarkyDee
Rodgers: The pressure's on

T

o make it more fair, we should remove the requirements to score goals and not to concede goals. Then we could just spin and dance and leap and twirl and we'd never have to grow up! We'd be the bestest evar!

dr soccer
Arteta: Defeat 'not fair'

W

inners two weeks in a row? I haven't felt this good since the halcyon days of sir alex and micky phelan.

GVMUFC
Premier League Winners And Losers

Footer 365

Champions League: Jose Mourinho hopes Chelsea beat Schalke to reach knockout stages

Jose Mourinho is keen for Chelsea to seal their place in the Champions League knockout stages with a win over Schalke.

Premier League: Manuel Pellegrini dismisses Messi rumours linking him with Manchester City

Manuel Pellegrini says reports linking Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi with Manchester City are just "rumours".

Champions League: Chelsea aim to secure top spot with Schalke win

Chelsea travel to Gelsenkirchen to take on Schalke on Tuesday looking for the win that will confirm top spot in Group G.

Mail Box

Is Anybody Still Saying 'Wenger In'?

Even the most sensible and loyal Wenger apologists are now saying that he should leave the club. We also have lots more on Brendan Rodgers and a Chelsea plea...

Equating Rodgers To Hodgson. Oh Dear Me.

It's a Mailbox many will have been waiting. Brendan Rodgers gets a little bit of a stick, but there is at least praise for Manchester United,Van Gaal, Palace and Tottenham...

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