Euro 2016: Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is getting 'better and better'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored six goals in three European Championships - only Alan Shearer (seven) and Michel Platini (nine) have scored more
Euro 2016: Republic of Ireland v Sweden
Host: Stade de France Date: Monday, 13 June (17:00 BST)
Coverage: Live on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Wales, the BBC Sport website and app.

Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has warned the Republic of Ireland that "the legend can still deliver" ahead of their Group E opener on Monday.

Ibrahimovic, 34, said he "came like a king, left like a legend" when departing Paris St-Germain last month.

Sweden face Ireland at the Stade de France, where Ibrahimovic played his last game for the French champions in a French Cup final win against Marseille.

"I feel I am getting better and better with every year that passes," he said.

"I have been dominating wherever I go. I have no issue about that.

"I am very confident. I go into the tournament with a strong season behind me and I am here in France, where I have been living for the last few years, to enjoy."

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Sweden's hopes of progressing from a group also containing Italy and Belgium will rely largely on Ibrahimovic, who scored 11 times in the qualifying campaign.

"What I do every day is play football. You have to have the hunger to become a better player, to learn new things and work hard on the pitch," he added.

"If you want it, you are able to do it. I know what I want and I know I am going to do it - the legend can still deliver."

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