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Ibrahimovic on Chelsea red card: I felt like I had 11 babies around me

PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has criticized Chelsea's players for their reaction to his Champions League red card, insisting he felt like he had 11 babies around him.

The Sweden international forward was dismissed after 31 minutes following a collision with Blues midfielder Oscar, with the likes of John Terry, Nemanja Matic and Gary Cahill surrounding referee Bjorn Kuipers immediately after the challenge.

Ibrahimovic was far from impressed with Chelsea's players and the referee, insisting that he attempted to pull out of the tackle. He said: "When I saw the red card I was like 'the guy doesn't know what he's doing' or maybe he saw something else.

"The worst is what I see when I get the red card all the Chelsea players come around. It felt like I had 11 babies around me. I pulled out because I saw him also coming. I don't know if he [Oscar] was acting afterwards or where I hit him. It doesn't matter. We won the game and we went through so we will see what happens.

Thiago Silva headed home as PSG battled back from 2-1 down in extra time to book a place in the quarterfinals of the competition and Ibrahimovic hailed the Ligue 1 side for recovering despite being down to 10 men.

He added: "It was an amazing performance because we were playing with one less. even in extra time, so they should have all the credit they can get. They played with big hearts. We showed quality and big heart."

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