Van Basten insists AC Milan's Ibrahimovic will produce in big games

AC Milan legend Marco van Basten is convinced Zlatan Ibrahimovic can do it on the Champions League stage.

AC Milan legend Marco van Basten is convinced Zlatan Ibrahimovic can do it on the Champions League stage.

Ibra is yet to catch fire in Europe for the Rossoneri, but Van Basten believes the semifinal against Barcelona could be ideal for the Swede.

“He will start to decide games in the Champions League too, as it’s just a coincidence he hasn’t done as well so far. If you score a lot in Italy, then you certainly have the quality to score goals and make the difference in the Champions League too.

“I think the tie with Barcelona will be very interesting. Pep Guardiola has the best team in the world and it won’t be easy for Milan. However, you’d make a big mistake in underestimating the Rossoneri, especially on home turf.

“Messi is the best player in the world, without doubt. Is he the best ever? I don’t know, but if he managed to win the World Cup, then he would be.”

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