‘I think the club was born the day the Qataris took over’- Zlatan Ibrahimovic on PSG

Paris Saint-Germain will take on Chelsea in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday at the Stamford Bridge, and speaking ahead of the game, Ibrahimovic had some ‘not so glorifying’ words about his club’s history.

“The club I’m playing now in is a project that began three-and-a-half years ago,” the 34-year-old said.

“With all the respect to all that happened before that, I think the club was born the day that the Qataris took over at this club. So it’s a totally new project.

“If you look at the project of Chelsea, they are the same case, but 10 years ago. But when did they win the Champions League? It took many years. What we have done in three-and-a-half years, I believe, is amazing stuff.”

Though most neutrals would agree with the Swede international’s opinion, what one mustn’t forget is that Paris Saint-Germain, which was founded on 12 August 1970, did win two league titles and several cup trophies, including the European Cup Winners’ Cup, before the Qataris took over the club in 2012.

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