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I have nothing to prove against Inter: Ibrahimovic

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 09:21

Barcelona: Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not let the fans` reaction distract him from the task of scoring goals when Barcelona travel to his former club Inter Milan on Wednesday.

The Champions League Group F clash at the San Siro has an extra edge after the European champions signed Ibrahimovic and defender Maxwell from Inter and striker Samuel Eto`o went the other way.
Ibrahimovic told a news conference on Monday he was relishing the challenge of returning to his former club even if he was not quite back to full fitness after a hand injury and was still getting to know his new colleagues.

"I`ll do everything to score (on Wednesday) because I play for Barca now," the Sweden striker said.

"I don`t know what to expect from the fans but I will go there and do my best and hope we win," he added. "People know my quality and I know my quality and for me it`s an obligation to win every match I play."

Ibrahimovic was a match winner for Barca in La Liga on Saturday, scoring one goal and setting up Lionel Messi for another in a 2-0 win at Getafe.

He said he was feeling much better physically after the hand injury disrupted his pre-season training and he was glad to have played the full 90 minutes.

"Where I am (physically) I don`t know but I am improving and working hard," he said.

"I also need to get to know my new team mates better to best use my chances."

"It`s normal to have to adapt and it`s something that only comes in time. It`s important for me to play games and get my rhythm. The more games I play then the more you will see the real Zlatan."

Ibrahimovic said Inter had a much stronger squad this year.

"I would say they are among the favourites to win even the Champions League. I am sure that the Champions will come for Inter one day."

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 09:21
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