The Swedish footballer criticized the work of the referee after the match between LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo.
LA Galaxy defeated Houston Dynamo 2-1 in Saturday’s Major League Soccer (MLS) action in the United States. The team is now in second place of the Western Conference with 18 points, four behind leaders LAFC.
But even after getting the three points, Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic was not happy, criticizing the referee’s work.
“We talked about it last time. The referee can commit an error on the field but whoever is above or wherever it is, looking at the replay, he can’t,” he was quoted by Calcio Mercato.
“They showed it even while we were looking and the foul was clearly out of the area and therefore not a penalty.”
“I don’t want to complain too much but I think the referee was drinking coffee while what happened was happening and he didn’t see the match. The referee didn’t even go to see it,” he explained.
“I don’t know if it’s a matter of ego. I don’t want to bee to critical and I don’t want to exaggerate or something like that because the MLS could punish me but I’m the MLS so I’m not worried.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined the LA Galaxy last season, after spending two years with English Premier League side Manchester United.
With the Californian team he has played 32 matches, scoring 29 goals, the same number of goals he managed to score in the Premier League with United in 53 games.
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) April 22, 2019