Swedish striker renews hostilities with former coach as he misses out on reunion with Barcelona.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has placed the blame at the feet of Pep Guardiola for his failure to win the Champions League with Barcelona.
Paris Saint-Germain have ruled Ibrahimovic out of Tuesday’s game with his former club after he failed to recover from a heel injury.
Ibrahimovic was substituted after 63 minutes of the second leg of the 2009 Champions League semi-final against eventual winners Inter and he has now admitted his regret at failing to win the competition for the first time in his career.
“We had the best team in the world but we failed to win the Champions League because of bad decisions from someone,” Ibrahimovic told Canal+.
“But it’s like that. It’s nothing to complain about today. You have to forget it because I had great moments at Barcelona.”
PSG’s early season poor form has led to speculation coach Laurent Blanc’s position could be under threat. However, Ibrahimovic believes the Champions League could ignite the club’s domestic form.
He said: “We’re still learning. The club are new in the Champions League and we gain experience. This team has been constructed in the last two years and we’ve been in the Champions League quarter-finals twice. We want to go further this year.
“But it’s the little details which make the difference. We hope that these details will be in our favour this time. I’d be very happy if I could win it, of course. After your career, you look at how many trophies you have. If I win, it’d be great, if not, it wouldn’t be a failure.”