GOALKEEPER Asmir Begovic heaped praise on Swedish superstar and Milan team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic and added: “His standards make everyone else better.”

The Cherries stopper has linked up with the 38-year-old striker, after sealing a loan deal to join the San Siro outfit for the rest of the season.

Speaking about the former Barcelona and Manchester United star, Begovic told The Guardian: “He has had such a huge impact.

“His personality, his leadership, his quality on the pitch.

“The best thing about him is how competitive he is. At his age, he is still pushing every day to be the best.

“He is a team player in so many ways, his standards make everyone else better. He can change games with presence.

“A world-class player who is a joy to watch.”

Ibrahimovic scored when playing alongside Begovic against Genoa in Serie A back in March, before the coronavirus pandemic halted the league.

The Malmo-born star is hoping to recover from a calf problem in time for the resumption of action in Italy later this month.