N'Koulou ready for Ibrahimovic battle

The Marseille defender is looking forward to clashing with the Paris Saint-Germain striker on Sunday, and is satisfied with his showing against the Swede in the last Classique

Nicolas N'Koulou is looking forward to clashing with Zlatan Ibrahimovic when his Olympique de Marseille team take on Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.

The two rivals played out a 2-2 draw when they clashed back in October, and the Cameroonian believes he can take heart from his performance against the Swede last time out.

"I was happy with my performance in the first match, even if he [Ibrahimovic] got in front of me and won the duel to score his second goal," he told the club's official website.

"I must be more vigilant on Sunday and get there first.

"Football is not like music; matches that follow each other are often not alike. There are not the same actions or calls. It will be a better day and we will play a better game."

OM coach Elie Baup added that there are players in the PSG squad that concern him more than David Beckham would could make his debut for the club against Marseille.

"What interests me is what team will face. The questions concern [Mamadou] Sakho, Lucas [Moura] or [Jeremy] Menez. The important thing for us is the set-up of the opponent because there will have to be a strategy in place."