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AC Milan icon Sacchi: Ibrahimovic would be equal to Messi if he wasn't selfish

Former AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi feels Zlatan Ibrahimovic has the talent to be the best in the world. Sacchi puts Ibra in the same bracket as Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo, though says his attitude lets him down.

"Ibrahimovic has everything to be at the level of Messi and Cristiano. It may be a problem of character, he needs to be more of a team player. Football is not an individual sport, it is a team sport.

"I remember they asked me the same thing with (Marco) Van Basten and (George) Weah. I replied that if we were an individual sport I would sign always Weah. Being a team sport, I would sign Van Basten always because he always moved around and played for the team.

"If Ibra learned to be more of a provider he would have been like Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi."

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