The experienced attacker has admitted that Lauren Blanc’s men are not on the same level as the Catalans, whom he expects to go all the way this term.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic expects Barcelona to win the Champions League after the Catalans swept his team aside in the quarter-finals.
Two goals from Neymar either side of half-time helped Barcelona to a 2-0 win at Camp Nou on Tuesday, just six days after the Catalans had recorded a 3-1 victory in their first-leg encounter with the Ligue 1 titleholders at the Parc des Princes.
Ibrahimovic had no complaints about the result, conceding that Luis Enrique’s men were a class above PSG.
“We have to be realistic, Barcelona were simply better than us,” the former Blaugrana attacker told reporters in Catalunya. “They were the better team and deserved their win.
“They will probably go on to win the Champions League now.”
PSG’s quarter-final exit means they will have to wait at least another season for European glory, but Ibrahimovic thinks it could very well take them even longer to conquer the continent.
“As for PSG, it is not possible to win the Champions League on the short term,” the Sweden international added. “We have taken several big steps forward in recent years and were eliminated by a superb team.
“But it is not worth lying about it or hiding behind excuses. Reality is that PSG are not at the level to win the Champions League yet.”