Ibrahimovic: If I hated France, I’d never have come here

Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists he isn't unhappy with life in France.

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Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has again insisted that he is not unhappy with life in France despite his recent outburst.

The Sweden international was caught on camera calling France "a s*** country" after becoming incensed at the officials during PSG’s defeat by Bordeaux.

Ibrahimovic’s remarks caused uproar from some high-profile figures, including the prime minister, though he maintained that his comments were only to do with football.

And the 33-year-old now says that he would never have considered moving to Ligue 1 if he harbored any ill-feeling towards the country.

"Everything that was written on that subject was wrong," he told Telefoot. "I feel very good in France. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t have come here and I wouldn’t have signed a new contract."

Ibrahimovic scored another remarkable goal in Sweden’s 2-0 win over Moldova, reacting quickly to head goalkeeper Ilie Pavel Cebanu’s clearance into the unguarded net.

"I found myself facing the keeper and I saw the ball come at me," he explained. "I put my head on it but, to be honest, I thought it would miss. It’s not an ordinary goal."

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