AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Barcelona's Pep Guardiola is a fantastic trainer

The Swedish striker had his differences with the Catalan club's boss during his time at the Camp Nou, but has praised the European champions and their man in charge
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has put his past behind him and labelled Barcelona the best team in the world, and their boss Pep Guardiola a fantastic trainer.

The Swedish striker left the Camp Nou to move to current club AC Milan in acrimonious circumstances, after falling out with the Catalan side's man in charge in August 2010.

Despite this, the Scandinavian attacker has praised his former boss, especially given the 40-year-old's successful record with the European champions.

"Barca are the best team in the world. I already knew [that] when I got there, and when I left. What happened, happened. Guardiola is a fantastic trainer, the problems between us were different," the Malmo-born man told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Barcelona and Milan have been drawn together in Group H of the Champions League, and the 29-year-old is confident of progression despite having to face the tournament holders.

"Think of today. Guardiola is doing well at Barcelona, and me too. We must move forward and not look back. Milan are strong and we are still growing. We [have] made good signings and I hope they can adapt well in the group," he concluded.

The pair meet in the first round of fixtures at the Camp Nou on September 13th.