Cuenca unperturbed by Ibrahimovic outburst after Camp Nou controversy

The Swede suggested that there is a Uefa conspiracy in place to ensure that the Blaugrana, the reigning European champions, make it to the final of this year's competition
Barcelona forward Isaac Cuenca revealed that he paid no attention to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's outburst after Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash with AC Milan.

The Sweden international was enraged by referee Bjorn Kuiper's handling of the game at Camp Nou, which the Rossoneri lost 3-1, and claimed afterwards that he suspected a Uefa conspiracy to ensure that the Blaugrana reach this year's final in Munich.

Ibrahimovic stated that he now understood why Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is always so upset after his visits to Catalunya, but Cuenca insisted that Pep Guardiola's men were not in the least bit perturbed by their former colleague's comments.

"I look more at what we have achieved than what people may be saying outside of the squad,” he told reporters after the game.

"We do not listen to these things, but try to play our best and not look to others.

“We’ve reached our fifth consecutive semi-final, so we’re just happy to continue making history.”

Meanwhile, Cuenca revealed that he had no idea he was going to be starting against the Rossoneri until shortly before kick-off.

"I had no time even to think about it,” the Spain Under-21 international explained.

"I just felt really happy because the truth is that I didn’t expect it at all. When I was told that I would be playing I was thrilled.

“I’m very happy and I'm enjoying the moment and each day I try to improve so I can help the team, and, in turn, become a better player.”

Reigning champions Barcelona will now meet either Chelsea or Benfica in the semi-finals.

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