Zlatan Ibrahimovic has distanced himself from the captaincy at Paris Saint-Germain, saying that the role should be filled by someone with a long-term commitment to the club.
The prolific forward has made moves to numerous clubs during the course of his career, and hinted that his time in the French capital could come to an end in 2015, when his current deal expires.
“You know what you get from me. I’ve been like this for many years and when a club buys me they know what they’re getting,” he told Le Parisien.
“But the captaincy? No. The captain is one for the future, to be here for many years. I only have a three-year contract.”
Ibrahimovic went on to say that he hoped his side’s current crisis did not come to an end when they beat Troyes 4-0 on Saturday, due to the way they responded to the poor one of results.
“Is this the end of the crisis? No. It’s good to be in crisis because that’s when you play well,” he continued.
“I think it was important today after losing the last game to come back strong and send out a message to everyone. We want this.”
Since making the move to Ligue 1 in the summer, Ibrahimovic has scored 14 goals in all competitions.