The Milan forward has criticized the Catalan club for not treating the 30-year-old striker with more respect in his time at Camp Nou.
The Sweden international lasted only one season at Camp Nou between 2009-10, before he was shipped out to the Rossoneri on loan, but the 22-year-old striker is of the belief that the Blaugrana should have persisted with the former Ajax man for longer.
“I think [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic deserved to have been received differently by Barcelona,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport. “He is a great player with a big heart.”
The Serbian-born goalscorer also praised former bosses Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola, singling out the Dutchman for special praise.
“[Frank] Rijkaard had complete trust in me. It was a difficult year when he left, but he has a great personality. I had a relationship with him that I haven't had with anyone else," he said. “For all he has won, I think [Pep] Guardiola is probably the best coach in the world.”
He concluded the interview by hinting at an uneasy friendship with former teammate Lionel Messi.
“We have a normal relationship, but since I've been here, he hasn't called me," Krkic revealed.