International

Menez: It was me or Zlatan

2014-10-15 14:53
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Supplied)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Supplied)

Cape Town - Jeremy Menez has admitted he had no choice to leave Paris Saint-Germain because he rivaled Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a position in the starting line-up.

The 27-year-old switched to Serie A giants AC Milan during the off-season after falling out of favour in Paris, with Edinson Cavani and Lucas Moura preferred ahead of him.

Menez said that he was happy to partner Ibrahimovic when the Swede first arrived at the Ligue 1 club, but had to move elsewhere when he was pitted against him in a new system.

"At first, when Ibrahimovic arrived, we both played in attack and it worked very well," Menez told Canal Football Club.

"Afterwards, when you play in a system in attack and you're competing with Ibrahimovic, it immediately becomes difficult.

"I won't pretend today that I could compete with him."

Menez added that he has no hard feelings about his departure from the French capital, as he enjoyed his time during which he won two league titles.

"I think it's pretty cheeky to say I didn't achieve much in Paris," he continued. "I won my first trophies there, my first two seasons were quite satisfactory.

"You must not erase those seasons. I'm very happy to have made that journey, PSG were the club of my heart. However, a new adventure is beginning for me."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.