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Ibrahimovic: PSG will be Champions League force

12 September 2012 20:17

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is confident Paris Saint-Germain will soon be a force to be reckoned with in the Champions League.

The Swede moved to Parc des Princes during the off-season in a big-money move from AC Milan, and has already made an impact, scoring four goals in his first three Ligue 1 games.

Although Carlo Ancelotti's men have won just once domestically this season, Ibrahimovic is confident they will be able to get back on track soon due to the quality of the squad.

"It's very exciting. Everything is new to me, as it is for the club – in the sense they are becoming big and powerful, signing big players, great players, and they want to win big trophies," he told UEFA.com.

"I believe their dreams can come true and I want to be part of that. They are collecting all the big players together and want to create a big team.

"It means the French league will become more attractive, more exciting and the standard will rise. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?

"I wouldn't have come here if I didn't believe PSG could win the Champions League. It's true I have never won it, but I'm not desperate.

"The team have to grow, play together and win matches. It will take time to reach the level of the top clubs because everything is new here, but it's the aim of the club and we have every opportunity to make that happen."

The talismanic forward explained that he was persuaded to move to the French capital by Ancelotti, with whom he had come close to working on two previous occasions.

"It's destiny. We were close in 2006 and something could have happened in 2010. We were far away, but it could have happened; now, finally, we are working together," he said.

"He played a big part, absolutely. I talked to him before I came and he convinced me, telling me it was a fantastic opportunity. Everything he told me would happen is what I am seeing now."

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