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Swede keen to regain his place in the starting XI...

Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was disappointed by being left out of the starting XI for the UEFA Champions League win over Stuttgart and will fight to win back his place according to his agent Mino Raiola.

"Ibra is very bad. He is very sad and disappointed," Raiola is quoted as saying by El Mundo Deportivo.

"Ibra wants to play more. He wants to be more important for the team, he's not perfect but he is a warrior, a fighter and I am sure he will come out of this quickly. He is a player with great character.

Raiola also insinuated that the Swede isn't receiving as many assists from team-mates as he provides for others, although he stopped short of singling out individual players.

"Ibra helps the team a lot and provides assists but also scores a lot of goals for his team. I see other players who also score goals but don't provide assists and I think it's time now that Ibrahimovic starting receiving assists to be able to score more goals," he remarked.


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