Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes David Beckham is the key to PSG’s success
Paris Saint-Germain hit-man Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims David Beckham’s wealth of experience will prove to be a huge advantage to his side as the French club prepares for the first-leg of their Champions League encounter with Barcelona.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfield veteran still has a lot to offer. The Swedish striker believes David Beckham can prove to be a unique weapon on multiple fronts for Paris Saint-Germain.
Expectations are high from David Beckham for the mega-match with Barcelona on Tuesday. The English attacking midfielder is also expected to play a role in the last eight of the Coupe de France. With a seven-point lead on top of the Ligue 1 table, Paris Saint-Germain are set to grab their first French title since 1994.
As Paris Saint-Germain approach the final moments of the season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes David Beckham is the just the man his team needs in the dressing room and on the field.
“He's a fighter, a winner, and especially now when there's two months left and we can win everything but one cup that we've missed out on here in France,” Zlatan Ibrahimovic said. “That's where he's important as he has this experience, he's been in this position before, and with respect to my team-mates, that's not the case of everyone in the team.”
In spite of playing for Europe’s biggest clubs; Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been unable to grab a Champions League medal. Nonetheless, the 31-year-old believes the tests of time have shaped him into a better player.
“I think I've developed a lot, each year,” Zlatan Ibrahimovic said. “When I began playing in the Champions League, everything was new. I went into these fantastic stadiums, we played against Arsenal, Lyon, I saw big stars in other teams, we were the up-and-coming guys.
“We wanted to prove ourselves. Now I'm on the other side. I've been playing in it a long time, not winning it for the moment though. I think I enjoy football more now. I know what I can get out of myself on the pitch. I see football differently now from ten years ago. I'm getting as complete as I wished to be when I started football. Hopefully when I quit I can look back and say that I had some good times.”