City has players that can trouble us, says Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes Manchester City have the quality to hurt Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

City travel to the French capital on Wednesday for the first leg of their maiden quarter-final tie in Europe’s premier competition on the back of an inconsistent campaign domestically.

Ibrahimovic is likely to provide PSG’s major threat in the tie, with the 34-year-old striker boasting 38 goals from 41 appearances this term.

Famously outspoken when it comes to the merits of opposing teams and players, Ibrahimovic gave credit to City – likening their development under the ownership of Sheikh Mansour to PSG’s after his own club were bought by Qatar Sports Investments in 2011.

He identified Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Yaya Toure as key performers for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, although his former Barcelona team-mate Toure is an injury doubt for Wednesday’s match.

“They are a similar project to PSG with a few more years of experience,” the Sweden international told

“They are a good team, a very good team. They have had a lot of success in the years since the project began and they have fantastic individual players.

“I played with Yaya Toure. I like him, I like him a lot. And then you have Silva, Aguero – the whole team is strong. You don’t watch out for one [particular player], you need to watch out for the team.”

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