'Felt like I had a lot of babies around me,' says Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Baffled and bemused with the way Chelsea players reaction over a tangle with Oscar during their Champions League round of 16 second-leg clash, Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said that he felt like he had been surrounded by a lot of babies during the episode.

By Jayanta Oinam | Updated: Mar 12, 2015, 17:58 PM IST
'Felt like I had a lot of babies around me,' says Zlatan Ibrahimovic

New Delhi: Baffled and bemused with the way Chelsea players reaction over a tangle with Oscar during their Champions League round of 16 second-leg clash, Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said that he felt like he had been surrounded by a lot of babies during the episode.

On Wednesday night, Ibrahimovic received a raucous send-off from the Chelsea players and fans alike at Stamford Bridge after Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers showed him a straight red-card for lunging on the Chelsea mid-fielder Oscar.

The decision remains a contentious issue and even the Blues manager Jose Mourinho admitted that the Swede should be allowed to play in the quarter-final. PSG boss Laurent Blanc, however, was more confident and said, his main player will be available with the team for their next Champions League match.

Ibrahimovic, who later joined team-mates in celebrating their win over the hosts on away goals, said that "When I got the red card all the Chelsea players come around. It felt like I had a lot of babies around me.”

"I don't know if I have to get angry or start to laugh. For me when I saw the red card I was like 'the guy doesn't know what he's doing'," the 33-year-old added.

However, the former Barcelona player is not dwelling on the incident and said that Oscar might have feigned injury. "I don't know if he was acting afterwards. Doesn't matter. We won the game, we went through and let's see what happens," he said.