Ibra reveals European frustration
Disgruntled Inter Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said he would gladly swap another Serie A title for a UEFA Champions League crown. The Swede has hinted at a possible exit from I Nerazzurri at the end of the season, as he has made it clear he is not happy at yet another European failure.
Inter were knocked out of the Champions League by Manchester United in the last 16, a year after losing at the same stage to Liverpool. And now Ibrahimovic has insisted it is success in Europe that he wants most of all.
"I want the Champions League. Every year I have to postpone the appointment and I'm not happy about it," he told GQ magazine. "I play to win, that's my mentality. If I could swap the scudetto for the Champions League, I'd do it without a second thought."
Inter were a little unfortunate this season in drawing the reigning champions in the first knock-out round, but Ibra said that is no excuse. "But we are Inter and don't talk to me about the (bad) luck of the draw," he added.
"I wanted United because if you want to win, sooner or later you have to beat them. However, they proved to be more organised. If one player goes out and another comes in, he does the same job and you can't see any difference.
"The defeat to Manchester has made me very annoyed. This time I really believed, I saw the opportunity and I'm not happy about losing. If I win (another) scudetto it will be a great honour but if I could swap it for the Champions League I would, I really miss that."
Ibrahimovic has two Serie A titles to his name, but has never come close to winning the Champions League.