Ibrahimovic pledges future to PSG
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has insisted he respects his contracts and is already looking to Paris Saint-Germain's future after clinching the Ligue 1 title.
Ibrahimovic, 31, helped PSG to a 1-0 win at Lyon on Sunday which secured the club from the French capital their first championship success since 1994. The former Juventus, Inter and AC Milan forward has been strongly linked with a switch back to Serie A, but told the media post-match at Stade Gerland he intends to see out the three-year contract he signed in Paris last summer.
"I'm very happy for the supporters, who have been waiting a long time for this title. It's to win this kind of title that I came to Paris. For PSG, it's a good start. The future belongs to us," the Swedish international, who has struck a league-high 27 goals, said. "Personally, my season has been more than perfect. I have two years left on my contract, and I respect my contracts. If nothing happens, I'll be here."
Caught by Canal+ cameras in a heated verbal exchange with PSG sporting director Leonardo inside the dressing room after the game, Ibrahimovic explained his ire had been provoked by the post-match doping control, which prevented him celebrating the title with his team-mates.
"They wouldn't let me go. My team was celebrating, and I was waiting there for 20 minutes," Ibrahimovic explained. "Someone should have come, the doctor, Leo, it doesn't matter who. It was a stupid situation. I wanted to share the moment with my team-mates, and the guy wouldn't let me leave. But nevermind, all that's forgotten now."