Seamus Coleman is not really concerned about playing against Bale on Friday, as he believes the Republic of Ireland will limit him as they did Ibrahimovic.
Republic of Ireland take on Wales in a World Cup qualifying match on Friday at the Aviva stadium and discussions has revolved around how they’ll quiet Bale.
Captain Coleman is however confident his team can shackle Bale the same way they did Ibrahimovic in the Euro 2016.
“We are a team which has played against big players in the past. I remember when we played Sweden in the summer, all the talk was about Zlatan and it’s quite similar this time,” Coleman said.
“We are fully focused on our job and looking forward to the game. As I said, we were getting asked the same questions in the summer about certain players and you have got another 10 players on the pitch you have got to worry about.
“We know he’s a world class player and we are going to have to be careful and get tight to him in certain areas, but we can’t just fully focus on Gareth Bale.
“They have got a lot of good players and we need to make sure they worry about us as well.”