Zlatan Ibrahimovic ribs opponent for 'terrible' moustache

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not only a fantastic footballer but talks a good game as well, according to several of the opponents he has faced.

After the 1-1 draw between Paris Saint-Germain and Anderlecht in the Champions League on Tuesday several of the Belgian side's players have spilled the beans on what Ibrahimovic, who equalised for PSG, told them during the match.

"After a perfectly normal challenge, Ibra turned to me and provoked me, making a joke about my moustache, saying: 'That really is terrible,'” a smiling Sacha Kljestan told Het Nieuwsblad, according to the Guardian.

"I responded by saying that he should think about his nose."

Luka Milivojevic added that Ibrahimovic had tried to catch him in an off-the-ball incident.

"He tried to get me when the ball was long gone. Clearly he was not happy to have missed the ball," he said.

Olivier Deschacht added: "I didn't want to make him angry so that he would score four goals again (which the Swede did in the game against Anderlecht two weeks ago). I have too much respect for him."

It is not only the Anderlecht players who have been on the end of Ibrahimovic's provocative comments.

Last year, a Faroese international blasted the Swede for being 'arrogant, dirty and childish' after Ibrahimovic had scored the winner when Sweden beat the Faroe Islands 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier.

Zlatan had called them 'a bunch of fishermen' in previous remarks.

The Faroe Islands captain, Frodi Benjaminsen, told Swedish paper Expressen: "He is just so ignorant, someone who just talks a lot and I don't like him. He is so arrogant. Talks about other players, talks about himself, what he does and how he plays.

"He also plays dirty and that is the main reason (I don't like him). But we didn't fight – he is not worth it. He elbowed me just before the interval and when we left the pitch for half-time I asked him what he was doing."

"Just when we got inside he grabbed hold of me … He was belittling our team and me. What he said was not nice. He talked about where he is playing and how much he is earning. It was so childish."

Ibrahimovic has been excellent in this year's Champions League, and has scored
seven goals in just four appearances for the Parisian outfit.

Together with striking partner Edison Cavani, the summer arrival from Napoli, PSG have an attack to rival any of their rivals in the tournament, and the Ligue 1 side will be looking to make into the late knockout stages of the competition.

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