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."


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