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Zidane lauds PSG stars Beckham and Ibrahimovic

Published on Feb 13, 2013 5:56 AM

PARIS (AFP) - Former France star Zinedine Zidane praised the "professionalism" of Paris Saint-Germain newcomer David Beckham on Tuesday, while also lauding Ligue 1's top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Zidane, a teammate of Beckham's at Real Madrid, said the ex-England captain would "surprise" his teammates at the French table-toppers with his professionalism before citing Ibrahimovic's remarkable body control.

"He is going to surprise you," said the 1998 Ballon d'Or winner in reference to Beckham on Canal+.

"He is a truly great professional. He is going to show some professionalism and that cannot hurt some of the guys today."

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