Dani: Ibra Lacked Patience

Barcelona's Dani Alves feels Zlatan Ibrahimovic lacked the patience to fit into the club's playing system.

Ibrahimovic moved to AC Milan after only one season with the Catalans. With the likes of Lionel Messi, Xavi and Iniesta dominating on the pitch, the striker failed to have the same impact as he had had at Inter Milan.

Commenting on the reasons for his departure, Alves told El Mundo Deportivo: "Perhaps 'Ibra' lacked patience, maybe he did not fit in our team and our game system and did not wait long enough to adapt."

There were also reports in the Spanish media of a rift between the player and Barca coach Pep Guardiola. In fact, in a dramatic outburst days after joining Milan, Ibrahimovic had accused Guardiola of shattering his Nou Camp career.

Alves claimed he had no knowledge of what had gone on between the two.

"He might have been hurt by a situation which he lived, but I saw nothing make him angry. But he has a temper and you have to respect the decisions taken," said the Brazilian.