Zlatan Ibrahimovic has warned Vincent Enyeama that he is yet to face a striker of his or Edinson Cavani’s calibre so far this season.
Table-topping Paris Saint-Germain meet third-placed Lille in a crunch Ligue 1 clash on Sunday and the Sweden striker admits he has been impressed by the Nigeria goalkeeper, who went 11 consecutive top-flight matches without conceding prior to the 1-0 defeat to Girondins de Bordeaux on December 8.
However, despite praising the visitors – who shutout Radamel Falcao and Monaco in November – for a defensive record of just six goals conceded in 18 matches, Ibrahimovic says Enyeama and his defence will face a true test of their mettle at Parc des Princes.
“I think it is a very important game,” the 32-year-old told reporters.
“Lille have been very good so far. Their goalkeeper Enyeama has produced some amazing games so far as well, but at the same time I have to say he has not played against Zlatan and Cavani.
“It will be a big test for him and we will see what happens. Cavani and me have scored a lot of goals so far and I am pretty sure we will still score goals.
“We are playing at home but we know Lille have done a fantastic job and that the goalkeeper kept a clean sheet for 10 or 11 games in a row. A statistic like that just makes it more exciting to play against Lille. It will be a good game for the supporters.
“We have had a good season so far – in the league we have only lost the one game against Evian. Hopefully we will keep our focus and continue the strong results.”