Lucas Moura 'surprised' by Paris Saint-Germain's Ibrahimovic

The Brazilian has said the Swede has been acting as a role model for the 20-year-old helping him to settle in Paris, and insists PSG will be fighting to get past Valencia in Europe
Paris Saint-Germain attacker Lucas Moura has revealed Zlatan Ibrahimovic is helping him adapt to life in France both on and off the pitch.

The highly-rated 20-year-old joined up with Les Parisiens last month having officially signed for the French giants in the summer.

And the Brazil international has claimed Ibrahimovic is helping aid his transition to life in Europe.

"My first contact with him [Ibrahimovic] was very positive," Moura told Brazil newspaper Estadao.

"As opposed to what people told me, he helped me very much, treated me very well, is very playful, gives me support and help. I was surprised.

"On the pitch, he complains a lot and demands a lot from us, but that's a normal thing. Outside the pitch, he's been trying to help me."

Meanwhile, Les Parisiens travel to Spain next week for their Champions League clash with Valencia in the last 16, and Moura is hoping PSG can be the surprise package of the knockout stages.

He added: "We know of the difficulties of the Champions League and of all the teams that usually make it to the finals, but in football, you never know what's gonna happen.

"The game is full of surprises. We have a very strong squad and we can dream, yes. We'll fight as hard as we can to go as far as possible."