Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'Threatened To Kill LA Galaxy Teammates' In Extraordinary Rant
LA Galaxy midfielder Joao Pedro has claimed Zlatan Ibrahimovic once threatened to kill his teammates and boasted about how rich he was following a defeat.
Swedish legend Ibrahimovic was furious at his side losing 3-2 to Houston Dynamos on the final day of the 2018 season after initially leading 2-0.
Galaxy finished 13th that season and Ibrahimovic, who had joined in March that year, was absolutely furious at full-time.
Pedro, who is on loan at Portuguese club Tondela, explained to Record: "At the end of the game, he (Zlatan) gave us a talking to.
"He said 'if you are going to come here to go to the beach or take a walk in Hollywood, just say so. I have 300 million on my account, an island, I don't need this for anything. The first one who says something to me, I will kill him.'"
The 38-year-old failed to win any trophies during his time in the MLS but he still managed to score 52 goals in two seasons in Los Angeles.
He left the club in November last year and announced his return to Italian side AC Milan in the following month.
Zlatan engaged in an unlikely rivalry with LAFC forward Carlos Vela during his time in America.
"[Carlos Vela] is playing in MLS and he's in his prime. When I was 29 where was I?"- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 18, 2019
Ahead of El Tráfico, Zlatan says he's the best player in MLS "by far" :eyes: (via @ahoraonuncaespn) pic.twitter.com/nAqYrM47sB
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"You said right now you are the best player in Major League Soccer," said the reporter.
"There's another player in Los Angeles, Carlos Vela. In this moment he's got 19 goals and 12 assists and his team is leading the MLS.
"Do you still consider yourself the best player in Major League Soccer?"
Ibrahimovic, clearly taken aback by the question, was very straight forward with his answer, saying:
"By far, because if he's in his prime. How old is he? Twenty-nine and he's playing in MLS and he's in his prime.
"When I was 29 [I was in Europe]. Big difference."
It then lead to Vela responding with: "Look, to compare me to Zlatan overall is an insult to him. But right now, in terms of stats and regardless of age. I'm better than Zlatan."
It's safe to say that the Swede creates headlines wherever he goes and America was no different.
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