Ibrahimovic: Sweden record means a lot to me

The Paris Saint-Germain striker found the net twice to become his country's all-time top scorer and he has stressed that he had to fight hard to get where he is now

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that it means a lot to him to have become Sweden's all-time top scorer following his double in the 2-0 win over Estonia on Thursday.

The experienced attacker took his tally for the national team to 50 goals in 99 appearances, dethroning previous record holder Sven Rydell, and he was delighted to have added his name to the record-books.

"Breaking the record means a lot to me," the Paris Saint-Germain striker told reporters. "It's very important to me, to my family and to the people around me.

"I have always had to fight hard to achieve my goals and I never gave up. 

"My name now tops Sweden's all-time top scorer list and that really is a great feeling."

The 32-year-old removed his jersey in celebration to reveal a shirt underneath with the words '50 goals' and 'it's you who made this possible' written across it, before receiving a yellow card from the referee.