Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic “can do much better”, according to coach Laurent Blanc.
Ibrahimovic has started to return to form after a slow, and injury-interrupted, start to the season.
The Sweden international has scored in back-to-back Ligue 1 matches ahead of Sunday’s clash at home to Marseille.
But Blanc believes the 34-year-old, who is just a goal behind PSG’s all-time leading goalscorer Pauleta, can do more than he has recently.
“I want to give Ibra more time on the pitch, as I gave more time to all the players who were back with the team,” Blanc said.
“I think Ibra can do much better, but I think make him play more can help him to get back on a top level.
“For the rest of the next matches if the group remains with such good quality players, it will have competition between them. And I will preserve some players as Ibra.”
With 108 goals, Ibrahimovic is just one behind Pauleta – who netted 109 times for PSG from 2003 to 2008.