Surefire Ibrahimovic compares himself to Indiana Jones
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was Thursday on behalf of Manchester United against Saint-Etienne (3-0) with three goals not for the first time this season important for his team and according to the Swede is not a coincidence.
The 35-year-old Ibrahimovic broke into the duel in the sixteenth finals of the Europa League for the rest of the ban and extended the score after peace single-handedly. The midfielder has to say is motivated by the fact that he is a prize can be won with United.
“Every award means a lot to me. If it were me here in the United also manage to win something, I would be very happy,” said the old-following his departure to chelsea, which itself compares with a familiar main character from a series of films.
“People who know me, know that I have a lot of clubs have had, and always try to do my best. Where I came, I won something, so I’m just like Indiana Jones.”
The Europa League-duels of Thursday in the picture
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United manager José Mourinho was a lot less happy with the performance of his squad at Old Trafford. According to the Portuguese played the ‘Red Devils’ due to a lack of concentration a terrible first half.
“I had that feeling straight away in the dressing room. There was a lot of noise and there were me to a lot of jokes made. The players were too relaxed,” said the former coach of FC Porto, Internazionale, Chelsea and Real Madrid.
“Once on the field were my assistants during the warm-up the feeling that some players do not have the right focus and adrenaline had. When the race started, we made the ball directly into the striker of Saint-Etienne, which makes eye-to-eye came with Sergio Romero.”
Ibrahimovic helps United with a hattrick along Saint-Etienne in Europa League
By the setting of his players noticed Mourinho that for him more difficult was to communicate along the line. “I was glad when the peace was made and we were lucky that we with 1-0 standing. In the second half was a different story and thus a different result.”
The 54-year-old Mourinho believes his players must accept that they are not in the Champions League play, how much they would like to. “I would still rather be in the Europa League play at home for the tv to sit.”
The second duel between Saint-Etienne and United to a place in the eighth finals of the Europa League is next week on Thursday at 19: 00 hours, played at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
View the results and the programme in the Europa League