Domenech: Ibrahimovic should play, not talk

The former France boss slammed the striker's remarks over Andre-Pierre Gignac and claims Paris Saint-Germain have an unfair advantage over their Ligue 1 rivals
Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic should cut out the media comments and focus on playing football, according to former France head coach Raymond Domenech.

The Ligue 1 champions secured a Classique double over Olympique de Marseille with a 2-0 win last weekend to put them firmly in control of the title race.

Ibrahimovic commented after the match that OM counterpart Andre-Pierre Gignac was effectively operating as an extra defender given his lack of impact in attack during the match, but Domenech was less than impressed with the Swede's latest musings and claims PSG should be more respectful towards the rest of France's top flight.

"I don't think much of the declaration of Zlatan Ibrahimovic," Domenech told Ma Chaine Sport. "To be honest, I preferred when Zlatan played and didn't talk. As far as I'm concerned, the Parisians don't have the right to talk about the others. They are at a higher level. The others do what they can as best they can with whatever resources they have – leave them alone.

"[Ibrahimovic] can say his team played well, that Thiago Silva and Alex did their job well, all that's fine, but what is [his barb at Gignac] all about? I don't like this type of comment.

"When you are way above the others, you don't need to lower yourself to that sort of thing. I hope he will be in a position to make such comments after the semi-final of the Champions League."