Ibrahimovic wary of Tottenham threat ahead of tonight’s clash



Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was quick to warm his team mates of the potential dangers they face playing an attacking Spurs team ahead of tonight’s last 16 Champions League clash.

Tottenham travel to the San Siro for the second time this season, having already played Milans neighbours Inter in the group stages.

It was that night that gave Spurs the chance to show Europe their credentials, and despite going 4-0 behind, a stunning Gareth Bale hat trick pulled the game back to 4-3 and made Europe stand up and watch.

Spurs went on to beat Inter 3-1 at home and booked their place in the knock out stages and Ibrahimovic was impressed by their progress through the group stages.

He said: “I think Tottenham is a big team. They’re developing and they’re aiming for the three or four first positions in the Premier League.

“And now they’re in the Champions League and we see the investments they are doing.

“I am only positive about Tottenham. I think it’s a great team with big players in the team. It will not be an easy game, it will be a very difficult game.

“Compared to Arsenal, I haven’t played against Tottenham, but sure they are the same level as Arsenal.”

Whilst Spurs are without Bale, Milan also have injury problems, and Ibrahimovic was wary of Tottenham’s other attacking threats.

He added “Aaron Lennon is a very quick and intelligent player, Peter Crouch is a good player too so we will need to be careful.

“They have four solid defenders also. They are a very fit and strong, physical side.”

Talking about injured Bale, he said, “I don’t think we can compare him to Messi or Ronaldo yet but this year he did the right things.

“He is a player that any manager would like to have in his side.”

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