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The Sweden international is set to return to his
boyhood club on Tuesday and Les Parisiens'
manager has backed him to shake off fitness
issues to start
Laurent Blanc is confident that Zlatan Ibrahimovic
will be fit to face old club Malmo when Paris Saint-
Germain get their Champions League campaign
under way on Tuesday.

The Sweden star was rested for Friday's draw with
Bordeaux in order to boost his chances of lining up
against the team where he began his career this

Ibrahimovic will face further tests at the end of
PSG's final training session, but Blanc is optimistic
that the striker will be ready for selection.
"I think Ibra has a great chance to be in the group.
We'll see at the end of training," he told reporters.
"We have to prepare for a great Champions League
match. We prepare for games in the same way,
regardless of the opponent.

"[On Tuesday] we have to feel the necessary
pressure in order to win a home Champions League
match. Our intention is to win."

Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp's costly error handed
Bordeaux a dramatic equaliser on Friday, but his
coach has given him his full backing.
"Trapp is a good goalkeeper, he made a mistake
against Bordeaux but I hope that, next time, he'll do
better," he said.

Midfielder Thiago Motta also refused to lay the
blame solely on Trapp and has urged his side not to
become complacent against the Swedish

"Everyone can make mistakes, so you shouldn't
blame Kevin Trapp," he said. "In football, when the
collective works, it's more difficult to make
individual mistakes - and we made a lot of
collective errors against Bordeaux.

"We have to be at 100 per cent to play against
Malmo at get the three points.
"We'll have to keep possession of the ball and not
give them any chances.

"When the season starts, you always hope to go far
in the Champions League. But we must think of the

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