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Feyenoord boss backs Man City's Guidetti to reach Ibrahimovic level

Feyenoord Rotterdam manager Ronald Koeman is of firm belief that John Guidetti can become one of Sweden's top strikers.

The 20-year old Manchester City attacker scored 20 goals in 23 Dutch Eredivise appearances whilst on loan at De Kuip this season prompting Koeman to put him in the same category as AC Milan ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

"I think that John can be as good as Zlatan Ibrahimovic," Koeman said to Voetbal International.

"I've coached them both. Zlatan struggled a lot more than John to find his way in Netherlands. John is on the same level as players such as Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart at that age.

"That's great for a striker, because it's a very difficult position.

"He arrived at the club and immediately adapted to his new surroundings, even though I don't think he had ever played in a formation with three attackers before.

"If you're capable of that at the age of 19, and can be this important for a team, you're going to become a big player. Simple as that."

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