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Zlatan’s Last Chance To Win Champs League?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic spearheads Paris Saint-Germain’s transformation under their Qatari owners and believes his last chance to win the Champions League is with the French side.

The 32-year-old is playing one of the best seasons in his career, having scored 25 Ligue 1 goals and ten in the Champions League this year.

But despite his side’s domestic domination, PSG lead Ligue 1 by 13 points, and their impressing Champions League form, the Swedish striker insists Chelsea are the runaway favourites in the quarter-final tie.

"Chelsea are the super favourites," Ibrahimovic said.

"We have nothing to lose – Chelsea are a big team.

“We have a project which has been going on for two years, we're having a good season and everything we achieve now is a bonus.

“Chelsea have been implementing their project for ten years and they have already won the Champions League and the Europa League."

Ibrahimovic says he has a ‘good relationship’ with Jose Mourinho, who coached him at Inter Milan, and is excited to challenge himself against one of Europe’s best side's.

"This match against Chelsea is a good test for us, but this doesn't mean the other games were easy," he continued.

"This is the way to improve: the tougher the games you play, the better you become.

Ibrahimovic won each domestic league except one (in 2011-12) with six different clubs (Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, Milan and PSG) since 2001, but hasn’t been granted success at Europe’s biggest stage yet.

However, for all of his club's relative inexperience in European terms, the forward accepted he may never have a better opportunity to reach the final than this year.

"My best chance to win the competition is as a Paris player, because this will be my last big contract in Europe," he added.

"This has been my best season yet. I'm enjoying my football. I'm here to help Paris get the football team they deserve."

Despite his transfer history, the controversial striker has never played in the Premier League and confirmed he won’t regret missing out on English football.

"I don't think I'd go to an English club, especially since I don't think Paris would let me," he joked.

"I'm happy with my career choices. I have great respect for the Premier League, but I won't regret not having played in it at the end of my career."

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