Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made headlines in US once again after looking down upon the quality of football on display in the MLS.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not one to shy away from saying what’s in his mind. The Swede is currently playing in the MLS for LA Galaxy with whom he is yet to win anything of note.
And Zlatan is clearly frustrated at how slow things can be on the pitch.
After scoring 13 goals and providing 3 assists in 16 games, Zlatan has highlighted the gap between himself and the players around him in the MLS. In an interview to ESPN (via The Mirror), the former Manchester United striker says that the level of MLS cannot be compared to that of Europe.
He told ESPN : ” MLS is not the level of Europe, to be honest. Before, I played with players either on my level or close to it which makes the game connect easier.”
Going on to rant further about the quality of his peers, Zlatan says that he is a Ferrari among a bunch of Fiats. The enigmatic striker went as far as saying that he felt the same way when he played with Sweden.
“Here, I am like a Ferrari among Fiats. And it can happen that the Ferrari can become the Fiat, or the Fiat can become the Ferrari. I had the same issue with the national [Swedish] team, though not as much.”
He said: “I don’t accept it. I don’t accept when the ball doesn’t arrive, or arrives too late. I want them to come up to my level. All of this makes me slow down a bit.
“The game here [in America] could be so much faster, so much more tactical, so much more rhythmic.”
And when asked about the former of LA FC star Carlos Vela, Zlatan didn’t give much credence to the Mexican’s 19 goals and 12 assists. The former Sweden international says that at Vela’s age, he was playing for the best clubs in the world.
“He’s how old? 29? Do you know where I was when I was 29?”
Indeed, one cannot argue with Zlatan and the facts that he presents every time he links up with the media.