Ibrahimovic points finger at Chelsea "babies"

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Ibrahimovic infuriated by his red card
Ibrahimovic infuriated by his red card

Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has accused Chelsea's players of being "babies" as he suggested they helped to get him sent off at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

PSG advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals at Chelsea's expense despite Ibrahimovic being shown a straight red card after 31 minutes, dismissed for a challenge on Oscar which was more clumsy than malicious as he attempted to pull out of the 50-50 tackle.

Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers was quick to make his decision, although he was surrounded by nine Chelsea players as he pulled the card out of his top pocket, much to the annoyance of the Swedish striker.

"I don't know if I have to get angry or start to laugh. For me when I saw the red card I was like 'the guy doesn't know what he's doing' and that is not the worst," stated Ibrahimovic.

"The worst is when I got the red card all the Chelsea players come around. It felt like I had a lot of babies around me."

Ibrahimovic also suggested Oscar feigned injury as he rolled in agony following a challenge where there did not seem to be too much contact between the duo.

"I pulled out (of the tackle), because I saw him come in the tackle," he continued.

"I don't know if he was acting afterwards. Doesn't matter. We won the game, we went through and let's see what happens."

The 33-year-old lauded the performance of his team-mates, who defied the numerical advantage to twice come from behind and progress on away goals courtesy of a 2-2 draw - 3-3 on aggregate.

"It was an amazing performance because we were playing with one less (player)," he added.

"They played with big hearts. It's not easy to play with 10 guys, especially against a team like Chelsea. We showed quality and big heart."