Ibrahimovic: Verratti has surprised me

Goal.com
Ibrahimovic: Verratti has surprised me
.

View photo

Ibrahimovic: Verratti has surprised me

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has praised his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Marco Verratti, and hailed the starlet’s "immense talent".

Both players arrived from Italy over the summer and have helped PSG stay in the running for the Ligue 1 title.

"Marco is the guy who has surprised me the most," Ibrahimovic admitted to the French club’s official website.

"Though I played in Italy last season, I did not know anything about him because he played in the second division.

"I am in agreement with all the positive things being said about him. I would say he is even better than you think.

"By recruiting him, PSG have made a very good investment. He has immense talent. You just need to give him time to progress at his own pace. Nobody should forget that he just turned 20."

Les Parisiens saw off Stade Brestois 3-0 on Friday night to go into the winter break top of Ligue 1.

Follow Goal.com on Twitter to get the latest soccer news directly. Check out Goal.com's Facebook page; be part of the best soccer fan community in the world!
Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.
    • Man Utd oust Real Madrid from top of revenue league

      Man Utd oust Real Madrid from top of revenue league

      Manchester United have deposed Real Madrid as the world's richest soccer club after revenue grew to a record $735 million in 2015-16, according to Deloitte's annual Money League published on Thursday. The 20-times English champions knocked Madrid … More »

      Reuters - 32 minutes ago
    • Galaxy ink US team member Jermaine Jones

      Galaxy ink US team member Jermaine Jones

      The LA Galaxy signed veteran midfielder Jermaine Jones on Wednesday, formally adding the German-born U.S. men's national team veteran to their rebuilt roster. The Galaxy used targeted allocation money to sign the 35-year-old Jones after acquiring … More »

      AP - Sports - 1 hour 8 minutes ago
    • Tim Howard's apparent questioning of dual-nationals is icky all around

      Tim Howard said some things and then said he didn’t mean those things. The long-time United States men’s national team and short-time Colorado Rapids goalkeeper told USA Today in an interview published Wednesday that part of the USA’s recent … More »

      FC Yahoo - 2 hours 11 minutes ago
    • Survivors gather as Chape plays first game since fatal crash

      Survivors gather as Chape plays first game since fatal crash

      Slowly and steadily, Rafael Henzel will climb into the cramped space to broadcast Saturday's friendly match for Brazilian club Chapecoense, the first since nearly the entire team was killed in an air crash almost two months ago. Only six of the 77 … More »

      AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
    • Buoyant Spurs aim to pile more misery on Man City

      Buoyant Spurs aim to pile more misery on Man City

      By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur were the first club to expose chinks in the armour of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City and the in-form north London side will seek to inflict further damage at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. … More »

      Reuters - 3 hours ago