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Sweden management thrilled with return of Barcelona striker Ibrahimovic

Sweden management are delighted with Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's return to the international fold.

Sweden coach Erik Hamren claims he was impressed by the efforts of his star man for Barca last term and is thrilled he agreed to return to the national fold.

Ibrahimovic retired from international football following Sweden's failure to qualify for the World Cup but is back to boost their chances of qualifying for Euro 2012.

Hamren said: "It's tough to say he had an up-and-down season because in my opinion, he had a good season in his first year at Barcelona.

"He is looking forward to coming back to the Swedish team and I'm sure we will have a lot of energy and quality when he is back."

Of the comeback, the coach added: "For me, it has to come from the player's heart. As a coach, I can help, of course.

"But if it's not coming from themselves, you can be the best player in the world but if you're not motivated it's not going to be good for the team.

"He has taken the decision to play for Sweden and wants to do his best for Sweden and we are all really happy."

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