Inter Milan ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists he deserves the Ballon d'Or next month.

"I am certainly worthy of the Ballon d'Or," he told L'Equipe. "I think that Kaka and Ronaldinho have nothing over me. I am at their level and would not look bad by their side.

"Unfortunately, to win the Ballon d'Or you first have to win the Champions League. It is a necessary requirement."