Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic lashed out at the club’s “caviar-eating” supporters after Laurent Blanc’s men were whistled during Friday’s 1-0 victory over Rennes at the Parc des Princes.
Ezequiel Lavezzi scored the only goal of the game in the French capital, capping off a wonderful team move just before the half-hour mark as the reigning Ligue 1 champions drew to within a point of table-toppers Lyon.
However, the fans’ frustration was obvious throughout a tight contest, with whistles repeatedly ringing around the arena, much to the disbelief of Ibrahimovic, who insinuated that the Parc des Princes faithful have become spoilt by the club’s success over the past two years.
“I’m disappointed,” the striker is quoted as saying by France Football. “We played a very good game and we won, so I do not understand.
“We do not understand what people want. Whether we win or lose, people whistle! Maybe they have the habit of eating caviar before we come?
“As the press must have noticed, we are more confident in our game. We are playing more like we have to. We did not score a lot of goals, but the most important thing is to register one more than the opponent and win.”
Ibrahimovic once again failed to find the back of the net, meaning he has now gone 582 minutes without a goal from open play in Ligue 1 – his worst run since arriving in France in 2012.