My tribe

Ibrahimovic happy Beckham at PSG: He takes spotlight away from me

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is happy David Beckham has joined PSG - as it takes the spotlight away from him!

Beckham signed a five-month contract with PSG in January.

Speaking about the 37-year-old former Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan midfielder ahead of Wednesday's second leg, Ibrahimovic told CNN: "I think it's good for me that Beckham came so he gets more attention than me, so they leave me a little bit alone.

"When I came here, everybody said 'don't worry, as a football player you can walk in the city and nobody will disturb you. Because as a football player here, it is not like it is in Italy'.

"But since the day, I came here it's been totally stressful. Everybody is chasing me with their scooters; I don't even walk in the streets.

"When David came, he got more of the media attraction, so that's good because he takes care of that and I can play football, focus on football."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?