“He’s an Ibrahimovic in defence” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic hails Chelsea defender

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hailed Chelsea defender Thiago Silva as an ‘Ibrahimovic in defence’.

“If I have to name names I say Paolo Maldini, Nesta, Stam, Chiellini, Thiago Silva,” Zlatan Ibrahimovic said when asked to name the best defenders he’s played against, as quoted by Sempre Milan.

“When I was playing with him, I said that I have an Ibrahimovic in defence,” Ibra added.

“He was the most complete defender, he knew how to do everything. Then we also went to Paris together, we won together.

“He is a top defender.”

Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva were teammates at AC Milan and PSG.

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