Larsson won't change mind over homecoming

April 6, 2006

Barcelona striker Henrik Larsson denies the success he is enjoying with the club this season will alter his decision to return to Sweden in the summer.

The former Celtic player will join Swedish club Helsingborg at the end of his two-year deal with Barca and insists there is no change of plan.

'My nine-year old son feels more Scottish than anything else at the moment so we have to go back to Sweden,' joked Larsson, who nonetheless is enjoying life at Barca and the prospect of playing AC Milan in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

'We have a difficult tie against Milan but we have great belief in ourselves,' said the Swede after Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto'o had scored to give Barcelona a 2-0 second leg and aggregate win over Benfica in their quarter-final.

'They are a great team in defence even though they have players like (Paolo) Maldini and Alessandro Costacurta who are in their late-30s.

'It is not easy to play at that age so you have to give them a lot of credit.

'We will have to see how it goes, I am not looking further ahead than that to Paris (where the final will be played) as I am superstitious as well and we first have to play a difficult match.'