I'll give 200% against Ukraine: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Jun 11, 2012, 08:43 IST | Agencies

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has vowed that Sweden's players will give their all in tonight's Euro 2012 Group D opener against co-hosts Ukraine

The 30-year-old forward believes it is imperative his side get off on the right foot, which he feels inevitably adds extra pressure on the players ahead of their first match in Poland and Ukraine.

Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic (centre) during a training session. PIC/Getty Images 

“Everyone will be a bit nervous in the first minutes of the match,” he said at a press conference. “Both teams like to hold the ball, but we will try to make the most of the chances we get.

“I will give 100 or 200 per cent, and I think it will be the same for every one of us.

“The teams so far have been a little nervous because the first game is so important to give you breathing room. Every game is difficult and there are no easy teams, everyone deserves to be here. I feel a lot of pressure, but I like playing under pressure. It means you never get relaxed and you have something big to play for. But everyone has a small responsibility as part of the full package.

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