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Blanc believes that Ibrahimovic won’t underperform against the Blues
By Andrew Scott Wednesday, 11 March 2015 02:39
Laurent Blanc, PSG manager, is confident that striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic won’t underperform against Chelsea. White label sportsbooks know very well what a huge threat the Sweden international is on the pitch, and seriously doubt that he’ll disappoint when his side faces the Blues.
The player is well known as one of world football’s most dangerous strikers, but many fans out there are concerned that his form will wither in PSG’s last-16 second-leg tie of the UEFA Champions League when they face the Bles, yet others believe that this won’t be the case at all.
And sometimes there are doubts on the impact that the former forward for Barca makes in crucial matches, as there are quite a few critics who were signaling to a bad record in scoring goals in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
However, the manager believes that the world famous striker, who used to play at Inter under the guidance of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, is able to score regardless of the situation, and said that the Sweden international will prove to be key when PSG face the Blues at Stamford Bridge, as the Paris outfit are in a bid to advance to the final eight.
“In terms of Ibrahimovic and his influence in knockout matches, regardless of who plays centre-back for Chelsea whether it’s Gary Cahill or Kurt Zouma they will not envy facing him,” said the manager.
“The good news for PSG is that Zlatan will play. He loves the big occasion, he can score at any time, in any venue. He’ll be important for us.”
The Paris club were arguably able to edge the initial leg played at home, and white label sportsbooks know that the Blues were very grateful to have the services of Thibaut Courtois, especially thanks to the great performance that made on the pitch, with several key saves for the team that gave many fans plenty of relief.
“He [Courtois] was very good in the first leg,” added the manager. “If I’m honest I say I hope he plays well [on Wednesday] because we will have created chances.
“But I want him to play less well. The goalkeeper is why they [Chelsea] go into the game as slight favorites.
“If he plays well again PSG will have proved they played better than Chelsea.”
PSG’s fans have plenty of faith in Ibrahimovic, and are sure that they’ll see him shine on the pitch when the team faces Chelsea.