The Milan striker has joked that he is better than the Swedish star and says his side “killed” PSV in the second leg of their Champions League qualifier
AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has claimed that comparisons between him and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are complimentary to the Paris Saint-Germain star.
The Italy international has made a stunning impact since arriving at San Siro in January, helping to fill the void left by the Swede’s departure to the French capital.
The former Inter man believes that he and the 31-year-old are very different players but joked that he was superior.
“We are two different people, but comparing me to Zlatan is a compliment to him,” he told Sky Italia after his side’s 3-0 win over PSV.
Victory against the Dutch giants sealed progression to the Champions League group stages and Balotelli has set his sights on winning the tournament.
“In Netherlands we didn’t play well, but we killed them here in Milan. We had a bad game in Eindhoven. It happens. It is better if that happens in the first leg than the second.”
Milan will be looking to kickstart their Serie A campaign with a trip to Cagliari on Sunday, having lost their first fixture to Hellas Verona.