Saturday, 21 December 2013

Ibrahimovic warns in-form Enyeama: You have not faced Zlatan or Cavani yet

Ibrahimovic warns in-form Enyeama: You have not faced Zlatan or Cavani yet

Ibrahimovic warns in-form Enyeama: You have not faced Zlatan or Cavani yet

Paris Saint-Germain face Lille in a top-of-the-table Ligue 1 clash on Sunday and the striker is in confident mood ahead of the game

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has warned Vincent Enyeama that he is yet to face a striker of his or Edinson Cavani's calibre so far this season.

Table-topping Paris Saint-Germain meet third-placed Lille in a crunch Ligue 1 clash on Sunday and the Sweden striker admits he has been impressed by the Nigeria goalkeeper, who went 11 consecutive top-flight matches without conceding prior to the 1-0 defeat to Girondins de Bordeaux on December 8.

However, despite praising the visitors - who shutout Radamel Falcao and Monaco in November - for a defensive record of just six goals conceded in 18 matches, Ibrahimovic says Enyeama and his defence will face a true test of their mettle at Parc des Princes.

"I think it is a very important game," the 32-year-old told reporters.

"Lille have been very good so far. Their goalkeeper Enyeama has produced some amazing games so far as well, but at the same time I have to say he has not played against Zlatan and Cavani.

"It will be a big test for him and we will see what happens. Cavani and me have scored a lot of goals so far and I am pretty sure we will still score goals.

"We are playing at home but we know Lille have done a fantastic job and that the goalkeeper kept a clean sheet for 10 or 11 games in a row. A statistic like that just makes it more exciting to play against Lille. It will be a good game for the supporters.

"We have had a good season so far - in the league we have only lost the one game against Evian. Hopefully we will keep our focus and continue the strong results."

PSG were drawn against Bayer Leverkusen in the last 16 of the Champions League and Ibrahimovic expects the tournament to get harder now that his side have moved through the group stage.

He continued: "The Champions League is not an easy tournament to play in and the further you go in it, the more difficult it becomes.

"It is one of our main objectives but not the only one – it is easy to get distracted by that competition and we want to try and be successful in all the trophies we are playing for and then, at the end, we will see who has won them."

Monaco's defeat to Valenciennes on Friday night means PSG have the opportunity to move five points clear at the top of Ligue 1 going into the winter break if they are victorious against Lille. ---------

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