Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc says Zlatan Ibrahimovic is more than just scoring goals for the club as he is a true leader on and off the pitch.
The Swedish international earned praise from his manager after he helped the team beat Toulouse in the Coupe de France.
Ibrahimovic started the round-of-32 encounter on the bench as Blanc gave Edinson Cavani the nod up front, but he came on in the 64th-minute and netted a last-gasp winner from the penalty spot.
“Ibrahimovic does not just score goals, but he is an important player in our system and gives confidence to the team,” Blanc said of the 34-year-old.
“He is one of the leaders of the team. People should not forget he is a leader and he has been one for quite some time.
“When you play without Thiago Silva, who’s a team leader, without Thiago Motta, who’s a team leader and without Ibrahimovic, who’s a team leader, you obviously feel it on the pitch,” he added.
“Imagine another team without three or four key players, they would feel it as well.”