Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told the other members of Sweden’s group: “Watch us, we’re the quiet ones”. Never one to shy away from the media spotlight, the 30-year-old’s warning, reported by Sky
Coming into the competition after a very strong season, scoring 39 goals in 51 games for Serie A side AC Milan, Ibrahimovic now seems to be turning his attention to glory on the international stage. John Terry appears to be the striker’s top target in the group.
He said: “My battle with Terry is going to be sensational because I always prefer this level of competition to show just what I can do,” before adding: “But I do not fear England or France. They are both under far more pressure than us and England have been suffering with a lot of injuries”.
Whilst the former Barcelona star may be looking forward to facing the European cup winner, he must first focus on one of the joint hosts of the tournament, Ukraine, who Sweden start their European Championships against on Monday evening.
Both teams are heading into the tournament having won 5 of their last 8 games, but it will be Ukraine who will be trying to channel history. In the last four years the two sides have met twice and the eastern European team have won 1-0 each time, but both of these games were friendlies.
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