Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is delighted to have been named Italy's Player of the Year this week.

Ibra also was awarded Italy's best foreign player trophy.

"I like Barcelona but I miss Italy. I haven't been back to Milan since I left not even to do a bit of shopping. But I am in contact with you," Ibrahimovic revealed.

"I made a lot of friends outside of football here and I also hear from some of my former team-mates; Patrick Vieira and Julio Cesar are those with whom I have maintained a relationship.

"Now Patrick isn't there anymore. But I follow your championship on TV and above all I watch Inter. It's normal. They will win the derby on Sunday. I really believe that they won't have any problems because Inter have a great Coach who always knows what to do."