He told Corriere dello Sport: "Ibrahimovic, I knew him at PSG. He joined six months after me. A great character. A man, beyond the player who knows what he wants.
"He is a character, knows when to say something, he tells you. I got along very well with him. He's like that, direct. And in the dressing room, he was one of our leaders. Sometimes he was very hard, but it was because he loved winning. I understood what he wanted."