Zlatan Ibrahimovic is eyeing a hat-trick and three points to the sound of the entire crowd cheering his name when Paris Saint-Germain visit Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The 34-year-old was born in the city and began his professional career with Di Blae, scoring 16 goals for the club from 40 appearances between 1999 and 2001.
He left for Ajax 14 years ago and the rest is history, with stints at Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan before arriving at the Parc des Princes in 2012.
The Sweden international hit-man has never returned to his old stamping ground but will grace the Swedbank Stadion pitch in midweek, with PSG, who are priced at 1.22 to claim the spoils, needing a win to secure their passage into the knock-out stage of Europe’s elite club competition.
It remains to be seen what sort of reception the giant forward receives but he is clearly thinking big and hopes everything goes in his favour.
“A perfect scenario is that we win, I score three goals and everyone chants my name after the match,” he said.
The Parisians are already 13 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 and look to be cruising to the title, while they are in pole position to join Real Madrid in the last-16 of the Champions League regardless of the Malmo result.
The Swedes, who can be backed 13.00 to take all three points, will probably need to win both their remaining matches to stay in the competition next year but, with Real Madrid the opponents on match day six, that seems unlikely.