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Ex-Barca man Deulofeu hails Milan’s Ibrahimovic: “Big example for players.”

Udinese and former Barcelona man Gerard Deulofeu has hailed Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s presence and he believes that the Swede is someone many players can learn from.

While Deulofeu had a loan stint at Milan before Ibrahimovic’s current stint at the Rossoneri, the Spaniard was in the youth teams at Barcelona when the Swede was with the Catalan giants’ first-team.

Deulofeu spoke to The Italian Football Podcast and he was asked about Ibrahimovic. The Spaniard stated: “Zlatan is the big example for players on how living a healthy life can make you achieve your objectives because to still be playing at this age I can only have respect for that.

“He was at Barcelona when I was there as a Barca youngster, as a 14 or 15 year old. He was and is an amazing player and we will try to beat him this Saturday.”

Milan take on Udinese on Sunday evening in a bid to stay at the top of the Serie A table – above Napoli and Inter.

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