Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Paris Saint-Germain are still in recovery mode despite trouncing Troyes 4-0 in Ligue 1 action on Saturday.
PSG head coach Carlo Ancelotti said the club were in ‘crisis’ after a 2-1 loss to Rennes last week, which extended their winless run to three league games before Saturday’s victory.
Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi dismissed the claims but Ibrahmovic, who bagged a brace in their win over Troyes, disagreed, adding that the current predicament will ultimately benefit them in the long run.
“The crisis isn’t over,” Ibrahimovic said. “But it’s good that we’re in crisis because then you play good.
“I’ve been living in crisis for 10 years and that’s why I win.”
Ibrahimovic also played down talk of wearing the captain’s armband at PSG.
The Sweden international, who has played for five different clubs in the past six years, is contracted to PSG until 2015 and would prefer to see the role filled by a player with a long-term commitment to the side.
“What you get from me you know already because I’m playing like this for many years,” the former AC Milan marksman said.
“And when a club buys me, they know what they get from me, that’s why they buy me but captain? No.
“The one who should be captain is someone who plans to be somewhere for many years, I have only three years here on my contract.”