Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that he was left bitterly frustrated by Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League exit, arguing that the French champions “were better” than conquerors Chelsea.
The Ligue 1 outfit looked set to reach the last four after triumphing 3-1 in the first leg of their quarter-final clash with the Blues at Parc des Princes.
However, PSG suffered a heartbreaking away-goals elimination, after losing 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, with Demba Ba scoring a late winner for Jose Mourinho’s men.
Ibrahimovic missed the return with the hamstring injury he sustained in the first leg and he says he found it so tough to watch Laurent Blanc’s men bow out at the hands of a side that he felt they were superior to, as he felt he could have made the difference.
“I was frustrated and I was angry,” the striker told Telefoot.
“You always tell yourself what would have happened if I were there.
“We don’t know, and that is what frustrates me because, for me, we were better than Chelsea.
“We lacked three minutes in the end and, for me, it was like a warning.
“I think we learned a lot from this experience and this will help us next year for clinching the Champions League.”
Ibrahimovic fully intends to be a part of PSG’s next assault on Europe’s premier cup competition, too.
“I like Paris a lot,” the Sweden international enthused. “Since I arrived here, everyone has been taking care of me.
“I must be honest, Paris was a big step in my career. I have still two years on my contract and I hope I’ll stay.”