Ibrahimovic: I don't need to win the Champions League to be successful

The Paris Saint-Germain striker feels he can be proud of his medal collection to date in his career and admits he is disappointed not to be playing at the World Cup
Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits he is still determined to win the Champions League - but says he can be considered a success without it.

Ibrahimovic has won domestic titles in Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France, but has yet to win Europe's top prize, with PSG beaten this season on away goals by Chelsea after suffering the same fate against Barcelona in 2012-13.

Ibrahimovic refuses to give up hopes of European club football's top trophy, but says he can still be proud of his collection of winners' medals to date.

"I haven’t won the Champions League yet. I would like to win it, but that’s not easy," the Sweden international said at a press conference.

"Still, if I stop playing tomorrow, I will have 22 trophies in my cabinet.

"I will be happy and will call myself a fairly successful footballer."

Ibrahimovic missed out on the Fifa Ballon d'Or earlier this year as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery made up the final three-man shortlist, but the PSG star feels this summer's World Cup will give a definite answer on who is the best player on the planet.

"No one in particular could be called the world's best player now. Several players are doing very well. There's [Cristiano] Ronaldo, ]Lione] Messi and even [Luis] Suarez to name just a few exceptional performers.

"But the decisive moment will come at the World Cup. It would all depend upon how well they perform for their respective countries in Brazil. There you will have the final answer."

The Sweden international admits he is devastated not to be taking part in Brazil after his side were beaten by Ronaldo's Portugal in the playoff round, but he expects the host nation to seal glory when he watches on this summer..

"I think Brazil have a strong chance of winning the World Cup this time. Absolutely. It will be very difficult for European nations to perform well in South American conditions. Brazil will definitely have the home advantage," he said.

"It was personally a very difficult time for me not to be part of the tournament. At the same time, it now gives me the opportunity to train much harder and keep myself fit for the next season and give it my best shot."