Arrigo Sacchi believes Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is among the top players in the world at the moment.
Sacchi hasn't always seen eye to eye with the Sweden international, but his performances this season have prompted a change of opinion.
Interviewed in Don Balon, Sacchi said: "Ibrahimovic's experience with Barcelona has helped him a lot.
"Now he plays for the team. He is the best player in the world at the moment along with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo."
Sacchi concluded by lavishing praise on Barcelona under Pep Guardiola.
"Barca are an extraordinary team, an advert for football, a little like my Milan.
"Like us in that period, this Barcelona always play the same way at home or away.
"They always keep the play in their hands."
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