Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg (c.) doffed his hat to Zlatan Ibrahimovic (r.) following Sweden's 1-1 draw with Ireland. - © imago / Ewert
Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg (c.) doffed his hat to Zlatan Ibrahimovic (r.) following Sweden's 1-1 draw with Ireland. - © imago / Ewert

Forsberg: 'A lot of fun to have Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the team'

Emil Forsberg of Bundesliga promotees RB Leipzig says it is joy and a pleasure to play alongside self-styled football legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic at UEFA Euro 2016.

The former Malmö FF favourites are beginning to strike up quite the understanding in front of goal for Sweden, but it was the veteran of the budding double act who stole the headlines in Monday's 1-1 draw with the Republic of Ireland in Group E.

bundesliga.com: The Irish players say they deserved to win because they were the better team. Do you agree with that?

Emil Forsberg: We could say the same thing. We fully deserved the point in the second half, after struggling to get into the game in the first. We were the better side and had a few chances after Ireland made it 1-0. I think it was a 50-50 kind of game.

bundesliga.com: And one that pushed you to the limit...

Forsberg: That's right, it was a tough and fiercely competitive game, but we knew that would be the case beforehand. Now we have to continue to believe in ourselves and go into our next two matches with confidence. It's a really tough group, so we must win the next two if we can.

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