Jallet 'honoured' to play alongside Ibrahimovic

The Swedish striker moved to Paris Saint-Germain from AC Milan this summer, and the Ligue 1 leaders' captain is delighted with the impact his team-mate has made
Paris Saint-Germain defender Christophe Jallet says that it is an honour to have Zlatan Ibrahimovic as a team-mate.

The former Barcelona striker has scored 12 goals in 11 Ligue 1 games since making the move from AC Milan, and the Parisiens captain has been impressed by his colleague.

"He's a top-class player," Jallet told Fifa.com. "Playing alongside him is both an honour and a pleasure.

"It's also an extra source of motivation, and something that helps all the players around him to improve."

The 29-year-old went on to speak about his new role as club captain, having received the armband from coach Carlo Ancelotti this summer.

"Being captain [at PSG] is no more difficult than being captain anywhere else," he continued. "There’s nothing dark or unusual about it, it’s about being a mediator.

"It just means you have a bit more responsibility towards the group.”

Jallet also stated that he is eager to keep his place in the France squad, having broken into the Bleus set-up since the arrival of new coach Didier Deschamps, scoring his first goal against Belarus in September.

"It’s a great pleasure because it’s something you always hope for when you’re a player. The most important thing now is to make sure I stay there, because once you've tasted international football you don’t want to give it up.”