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Barcelona Star Zlatan Ibrahimovic Criticises 'Defensive' Serie A

Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has launched a stinging attack on Serie A in the Catalan press.

The former Juventus and Inter ace believes that Serie A is too politicised and revealed that he feels at home in the more offensive-minded Primera Division.

"When I won the scudetto with Juventus, Tuttosport was very happy and La Gazzetta dello Sport was angry," he told La Vanguardia.

"When I won it with Inter, the opposite happened. It's all politics.

"In Italy, the league is very hard. It's very difficult to play in as an attacker. It's another game, another mentality.

"I wouldn't say it's 100 per cent focused on defence, but they want to be certain before attacking and generally run less risks.

"In Spain you take more risks, because you want to score more goals. It's another culture. The spectacle comes first here," he concluded.

Anthony Wright, Goal.com