Ibrahimovic: Celebrations fuelled by pure emotion

The Paris Saint-Germain forward, who has scored 20 times this season and helped the club top Ligue 1 at the halfway stage, explained that he never plans his goalscoring reaction

Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that his goal celebrations are fuelled by “pure emotion” on the football pitch.

The former Barcelona and AC Milan striker has netted 20 times for les Parisiens this season, but said that he does not plan his celebrations beforehand.

"When I score a goal, I never know in advance how I will celebrate, given the current top scorer in the championship,” RMC Sport quote the Swede as saying.

“There is so much adrenaline. Timing is everything, the environment, my mood. This is pure emotion!

“Often, I jump in the air with a tight fist. But it is instinctive, I do not plan it. I just get very happy and I want to show it to everyone.”

PSG currently sit top of Ligue 1 on 38 points (ahead of Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille on goal difference) having completed 19 games, which is half of the season.

As well as being influential domestically, Ibrahimovic was crucial in Carlo Ancelotti’s side finishing top of Group A in the Champions League. PSG face Valencia in the last 16 in February.