Friday March 23 2012
Stekelenburg fears Ibrahimovic

Roma ‘keeper Maarten Stekelenburg is in no doubt as to who will be his biggest threat in the game against Milan – Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The two teams will meet at San Siro on Saturday and the Dutch international has respect for the Rossoneri hotshot.

“Ibra is really strong and he always scores a lot of goals,” the summer signing from Ajax noted. “He’s won championships for great European clubs and I think he is one of the best players in the world.

“Is he decisive in the championship but not Europe? I don’t think so. I don’t know why that is said. I would always want him in my side.”

The capital club underwent some major changes in the summer and although struggling for consistency, they are still only four points shy of the last Champions League spot.

“We always play to win, Coach Luis Enrique’s football is one that manoeuvres from the back. It’s a little Dutch,” he added. “I like it and I’m at Roma for this reason.

“You can see that the new philosophy is starting to take steps forward after some initial uncertainty, but we had a lot of new players who had to settle.

“Luis Enrique is passionate, obsessive and I like him.”

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