Barcelona president Laporta defends underfire Ibrahimovic

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has handed a vote of confidence to underfire striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has handed a vote of confidence to underfire striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Swede has been criticised for his lack of performance in Barca's big games this season.

"It's very difficult to adapt to Barca's style of play and even more so for someone coming from Inter," Laporta said. "He has many qualities and as soon as he gets his rhythm back, he will be back to his best - I expect him to be here next year."