The youngster had been quoted as saying that the Swede regularly insults his colleagues, but has now moved to emphasise his respect for the former AC Milan man.
"I gave an interview over the phone yesterday and ended up being misunderstood about what I said about Ibra," he told Globoesporte.
"I talked to [them] about how Ibra yells a lot, complains, curses ... but these are normal things for a striker, because everyone wants to win and score goals.
"It's his way, but he is a great player and is very important for the team. He treats me very well, he plays with me and talks with me. We get along very well."