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Monday March 19 2012
Ibrahimovic on Juve and Barca

Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic is hungry to win everything on offer this season – starting with the Coppa Italia return leg at Juventus.

The two teams will meet in the semi-final of the competition at the Juventus Stadium on Tuesday with the Old Lady 2-1 up from the first meeting.

“It will be hard to reach the Final, we know that, but we’ll go there with the intention of playing for it,” the striker told Aftonbladet.

“I have a cold and a blocked up nose, I suffered with the low temperature at Parma – but nothing can stop me. I want to be in Turin and I will be there.

“We are at a delicate stage of the season. We have Juventus, then Roma in the championship, but we are also thinking about Barcelona in the Champions League.”

The Rossoneri won 2-0 at the Tardini on Saturday to keep intact their four-point lead over Juve in the League.

“We are happy that we have the advantage of a few points over Juventus in the Scudetto race,” the former Inter man continued.

“We are playing really well at the minute, although that doesn’t include the game at Arsenal in the Champions League.”

Milan’s ability will be tested at the end of this month when they face Barcelona in the last eight of the European Cup.

“If we play in the way we know how then we will have a great chance of getting past Barcelona,” he insisted.

“We don't have any fear. We have already met them before this season [2-2 and 2-3] and the next two games won't be too different to those encounters. They will be difficult.”

Ibra was also questioned on the chances of him succeeding Lionel Messi as the next Golden Ball winner.

“I just hope to continue doing what I am on the field of play. I want to end the season in the best way possible. Personal honours are a bonus.”

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