Ibrahimovic eyes ‘perfect’ hat-trick and hero’s welcome
Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is planning a glorious night when he returns to his native city to tackle his first club Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The 34-year-old began his career with the club in 1999 and scored 16 goals in two seasons before moving to Ajax, where he won two Dutch titles.
He has since claimed league crowns in Italy, Spain and France, playing for Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Barcelona and now PSG.
“The perfect scenario would be to win the match, I score three goals and everyone sings my name,” the Sweden captain, who recently inspired his country to Euro 2016 qualification following a playoff win over neighbours Denmark, said optimistically.
The ever-confident striker also declared his future is in his own hands once his contract with PSG expires at the end of the 2015-16 season.
“A lot of people have said it will be my last season with Paris and with the national team and there have been a lot of rumours. But the only person who will decide my future is me,” said the prolific marksman.
“I am enjoying the present moment, I will decide what I want and I don’t know what I want for the future,” he added.
“As long as I’m playing at this level, I will continue. I will not continue to play just because of my name and I will only stay a player as long as I maintain my level,” he concluded.
A victory for the Ligue 1 champions will guarantee qualification for the knockout phase next year.
Real Madrid have already qualified from the group and travel to Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk the same night.