Ibrahimovic: I do not have to win the Champions League to have had an exceptional career

The powerful attacker is very pleased with how he has progressed over the years, and feels he has the leadership skills to show younger players the way to success
Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has voiced his satisfaction with his achievements so far, and has stressed that winning the Champions League is not an obsession for him.

The Sweden international has won league titles with Ajax, Juventus (eventually revoked), Inter, Barcelona and AC Milan, but still awaits glory at the very highest level.

"Even if I do not win the Champions League, I will still have had an exceptional career," Ibrahimovic was quoted as saying by France Football.

The powerful attacker is often seen as a somewhat intimidating figure, but he does not think his team-mates are afraid of him.

He added: "The best way to help the team is by scoring goals. I don't think that any of my team-mates are afraid of me. However, if this is the case, they will probably not last long at the highest level."

Ibahimovic then went on to stress that he is a born leader, and is keen to help guide younger players on the road to success.

He said: "I have always believed in myself. I am a born leader. One of my dreams came true when I became a footballer. I am a better player than a lot of others. I'm now the one who is an example for others."

The attacker has been in sublime form this term, netting 17 goals in 15 Ligue 1 appearances.