Barca will face their former striker Ibrahimovic, who left Nou Camp on bad terms at the end of the 2009-10 season, as they visit the Serie A champions for their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday, the outstanding tie of the round.
“We have to deactivate Ibra and Milan by monopolising possession of the ball,” said Guardiola. He is a very strong player especially in the air. He is unstoppable if he participates a lot in the match.
“We owe him part of a league title. His first six months (at Barcelona) were very good.”
Having left Barcelona after only one season in which he helped them win La Liga, Ibrahimovic launched a stinging attack on Guardiola, saying he could not understand why their relationship had broken down.
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