Ibra: "I think we are better than Milan for sure"
Three minutes into his debut for emerging European power Paris St. Germain, superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had already opened his scoring account.
And just a quarter-hour later, the Swede made his first lightning-rod comments while in a PSG kit.
"I think we are better than [AC] Milan for sure," Ibrahimovic proclaimed when asked if his new team could be the best he's ever played on. "Barcelona, we have to still work a lot. It's a new team with new players and we are building it up."
Moments into Saturday's Hebalife World Football Challenge contest against D.C. United, Ibrahimovic took a pass from teammate Jeremy Menez as he raced behind the Black-and-Red defense. Once inside the area, 'Ibra' fired a perfectly placed shot inside Bill Hamid's far post.
"I'm still in my preparation, I don't feel one-hundred percent in my condition," Ibrahimovic acknowledged. "But this is the type of game you need to play to come up to one-hundred percent."
Ibrahimovic made his bold comments during a lightning-induced stoppage in play at Washington's RFK Stadium. The 30-year-old returned to the pitch after a half-hour delay, but was replaced by Guillaume Hoarau in the 38th minute.