BLANC COOLS FEARS OVER IBRAHIMOVIC INJURY
The striker has still not fully recovered from an
abdominal injury, but is fit enough to play against
Reims this weekend.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc insists he
is not concerned over the fitness of Zlatan
Ibrahimovic - despite his star striker playing
against Malmo while carrying an injury.
The Sweden captain suffered an abdominal problem
while on international duty and was rested for the
2-2 draw with Bordeaux last week before returning
to action against former club Malmo in the
Champions League on Tuesday..
Ibrahimovic spoke of his need for regular matches
after the win in Sweden, with Blanc stating the 33-
year-old could feature against Reims this weekend.
"I'm not worried, yes he can play," Blanc told
"In the mixed zone he said that he is not at his best
and he needs to string together matches. He had a
very good preparation but it was cut short by injury.
"This is top-level football, and he is of a certain
age. Where is your concern? The injury or the fact
that he took a few games to find his best?
"We are involved in its management. I hope that
PSG will have many games to play and I hope he
can play in a lot of them.
"The injury is part of football. There is concern
because of his age but injuries like that happen to
all players. And he must string together games, it's
normal, especially with his size.
"The injection was just an anti-inflammatory, his
injury is not serious, but because it's Zlatan you
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