Ibrahimovic: I wouldn't swap my trophies for Champions League win

ShareClose Comments
Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of football's most decorated players, but the Swede is yet to win the Champions League.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he does not need to win the Champions League to go down as one of football's greats, insisting he has already proved himself in a glittering career.

The Manchester United striker has won 33 trophies, but is yet to get his hands on Europe's premier club prize.

The Swede left Inter the season before his current manager Jose Mourinho guided them to a memorable treble, which culminated in a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ibrahimovic still has the chance to win the title this season with the Red Devils, but he is adamant that his career would be much the same today had he already won it.

"I am missing one trophy," he told Sky Sport Italia.

"But I say to myself: if I had won the Champions League, would I have become a better player? No. By not winning it, have I become a worse player? No.

"I want to win it at all costs, every year that I play, I want to win: but let me turn this around to every player who had one super season and won the Champions League, then disappeared and never won anything else.

"I, on the other hand, have won consistently every year – and I mean every single year. I wouldn't change these 20 years or 33 trophies for one Champions League, because I proved every year who I was and I dominated every year."

Ibrahimovic has not featured in United's last two games since returning from a long-term injury, but Mourinho has confirmed that he is fit for Sunday's mouth-watering derby clash against Manchester City at Old Trafford. 

Next article:
Alderweireld unsure of Tottenham stay after 'unjustified' omission
Next article:
Pussy Riot members jailed for World Cup final protest
Next article:
African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Al Nassr plot £40 million move for Ahmed Musa
Next article:
Maradona presented as new chairman of Dynamo Brest in typically elaborate fashion
Next article:
Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Man City won't meet Real Madrid's Kovacic price