LA Galaxy’s striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had an amazing first season in MLS, managing to score 22 goals and provide six assists in only 27 games he played in 2018. Now, the 37-year-old is ready to take things one step further.
Ibrahimovic recently made an appearance during the unveiling of Galaxy’s new kit and told reporters that he intends to “break every record in MLS” this season.
“This season I will bring something for you,” – said Ibrahimovic. “Because they say I’m old, I am looking to break every record in MLS this season.”
After 2018 season wrapped up, there was a lot of talks that Zlatan Ibrahimovic could leave LA Galaxy and return to Europe with Seria A giants Milan being among the interested teams. One of the reasons for this, besides his wish to compete at the highest level, was the fact that he has outplayed his $1.5 million contract.
Ibrahimovic was willing to stay in the United States but only if the club agreed to offer him a bigger salary. Galaxy ended up giving him the Designated Player money, hoping they will get back to being a contender once again.
“After one season in MLS, I know it more now, I know things better” – said Ibrahimovic in a recent interview with CNN. “And I’m excited, I look forward just to start playing again … because I like the MLS after playing one year there, and the first season was like what is waiting, what will happen, how is it, which level it is, and all these things. But now I have everything in my head, so now I just go out on the field and I dominate.”