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Zlatan Ibrahimovic displays trademark confidence as he joins LA Galaxy

Zlatan Ibrahimovic displays trademark confidence as he joins LA Galaxy

CARSON, California: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s attitude will never change, even if the backdrop now includes Hollywood and palm trees.
Ibrahimovic’s first news conference for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Friday was a bold declaration of intent from the 36-year-old Swedish forward.
“I’m not changing anything. I come here to win and I’m pretty sure I will win. I know I will win,” Ibrahimovic said.
Ibraminovic could make his MLS debut against LAFC on Saturday after going through training for the first time prior to his 40-minute introduction that saw him take questions in English, Swedish, Spanish and Italian. Ibraminovic wouldn’t say if he would make his debut in the first edition of the new LA rivalry already being dubbed “El Trafico,” instead deferring to manager Sigi Schmid.
Everything else Ibraminovic had to say was pure Ibra, walking the fine line between confidence and arrogance. Comparing himself to Brad Pitt’s character in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” who ages in reverse, Ibrahimovic said he still feels young. Declaring that he has come to America to win trophies, Ibrahimovic said, “The lion is hungry.
“I have more goals than players have games, so I think I know what I’m doing,” Ibrahimovic said. “Let’s continue to do it, but with Galaxy. It’s the same me but different club.”
Ibrahimovic joins the Galaxy having played in five games this season for Manchester United after sustaining a serious knee injury in a Europa League match in April 2017. It was the first major injury of Ibrahimovic’s career, but he dismissed any concerns it would hinder his effectiveness in a new league.
Instead, Ibrahimovic likened doubts about his knee to the questions about his age before arriving in the Premier League in 2016.

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