Zlatan says ...

“I have to feel free in my game. I have to feel I'm doing what I'm able to do. You have people sending pictures, and that's not cool. The last hit was unlucky, that is nothing I do that I try to do what happens. But then you have the goalkeeper in New York City sending a picture of a scratch on his neck. What level is this? This is ridiculous.”

-- LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after MLS's Disciplinary Committee declined to sanction him for a foul on Mohamad El-Munir that resulted in the LAFC defender needing surgery for a skull fracture, on feeling like the "hunted." He was suspended for two games earlier in the season for an incident with NYCFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson, who sent a photo of scratches on his neck to MLS. (MLSSoccer.com)

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2 comments about "Zlatan says ...".
  1. Ginger Peeler, July 26, 2019 at 8:17 a.m.

    Several sources I have read claim that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is fluent in English. Reading quotes in news stories and watching him in interviews on tv indicates otherwise. 

    If he is going to hold himself up as a player who is so good, he can almost walk on water, he can expect to receive negative feedback. Actually, he’d probably get negative feedback even if he were an incredibly gracious man. Our society produces individuals who have a need to bring those who are gifted down to their own level. Ibrahimovic brags about how good he is, and then he proves it. There was a young American boxer in the 60s who did the same thing. His name was Cassius Clay. He got a LOT of flack, but didn’t complain about his treatment. Megan Rapinoe stated just how good the USWNT was...and then the team proved it, with Rapinoe being recognized for her abilities in the World Cup ceremonies. 

    If Ibrahimovic insists on claiming his greatness to anyone who will listen, he would be well advised to stop complaining about unfair treatment. 

  2. uffe gustafsson, July 26, 2019 at 4:29 p.m.

    Or did he point out that social media in his view is not the right place to complain about some scratches.
    that said I sure wouldn’t do any dirty tricks on him in a game or you would get hammered by him.

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