"We put in a great performance and we can be proud of ourselves," Ibrahimovic told L'Equipe.
"The team showed that we have what it takes to compete with the best teams in the world. We put in two superb performances and did not deserve to go out.
"A lot of people thought that we would lose heavily, but we gave a good account of ourselves. We showed that this team is no joke. We earned respect and I hope we come back stronger next year."