Shay Given's wary of just singling out Zlatan Ibrahimovic against Sweden

Ireland goalkeeper feels Sweden have multiple threats

BY Raf Diallo 18:21 Thursday 9 June 2016, 18:21 9 Jun 2016

Shay Given ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Shay Given is wary of singling out Zlatan Ibrahimovic alone as Ireland's preparations for the Sweden match heat up.

The Boys in Green take on Sweden in our Euro 2016 opener on Monday evening in Paris and PSG forward Ibrahimovic is their standout star.

But Given believes others will step up if Ibrahimovic isn't firing.

"He's a good player but as I said, they've got some other good players as well. You can't single him out because other players will score as they proved against Wales. There were three goalscorers and he wasn't one of them. But he's a fantastic player, one of the best centre-forwards in the world. But we've got to keep the rest of them quiet as well," he said, referencing Sweden's 3-0 warm-up win over Wales on Sunday in Solna.

Sweden-based Irish journalist Philip O'Connor has set out the main threats posed by the Swedes apart from Zlatan which you can read here.

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