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Thursday February 24 2011
Ibra needles Inter and Barca

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken another shot at Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola and thinks Milan are "more important" than his former club Inter.

The Sweden international left Barcelona after just one season last summer and cited problems with Guardiola. He then controversially joined Milan despite his past with Inter.

Speaking to Eurogoals, he said: "At Barcelona I understood how quickly things can change in football. My problem there was one man and that was 'The Philosopher'.

"I didn't have problems with anyone [else]. No one can say that I did something bad and in the first six months it was all exceptional, but then something happened, even though I don't know what.

"I am still awaiting a response, but the fact is that after the first two months of 2010 he no longer spoke to me anymore."

Ibrahimovic then made a point of praising Jose Mourinho, the Coach during his last year at Inter.

"If you don't have someone who motivates you, then you don't fight and it's for this reason that Coaches exist.

"I would have killed for Mourinho for the motivation that he gave me, for how he stimulated me.

"With the other one [Guardiola] there was football but a Coach must adapt his play for the players that he has, especially if you have bought one for €70m.

"And if you have bought a player you don't then leave him to watch the birds in the trees."

Ibrahimovic later turned his attention to Inter with whom he won the Scudetto three times.

"I can't speak badly of Inter because I spent fantastic moments there, but historically I believe that Milan are a more important club.

"When I arrived here a project was presented to me which wheels around me and I have been promised many things on which the club is working.

"It's a project that is developing and I believe that next year will be the right year to fight on all fronts."

Finally Ibrahimovic had words of praise for Ronaldo, who announced his retirement 10 days ago.

"It's a big loss. There isn't any better than him in the last 15 or 20 years

"Looking back I don't see players at his or Zidane's level.

"There is only one Ronaldo.

"Like Diego Maradona said, there are many kings, but only one God. And this is the same for Ronaldo," he concluded.

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