The Swedish legend persistently criticised his team-mates over the match, sparking a lot amusement for a person tasked with preserving him quiet
Zlatan Ibrahimovic insulted his ‘scared’ LA Galaxy team-mates for the whole 90 minutes of a match, San Jose Earthquakes defender Florian Jungwirth has recalled.
Ibrahimovic spent two seasons in MLS between 2018-19 earlier than leaving the Galaxy for Serie A aspect AC Milan on a free switch when the January window opened.
German centre-half Jungwirth, who has been on the Earthquakes since 2017, had a memorable first expertise taking part in against Ibrahimovic, with the veteran striker spending many of the match yelling at his team-mates.
“I think it was in 2018 when we played at Stanford against Zlatan first time – and he was like really insulting all his team-mates,” Jungwirth mentioned in a Twitter Q&A.
“For 90 minutes – he was yelling at everybody. It was simply humorous.
“Everyone was so scared of him and I was just laughing because everyone was like a little kid. They were like, ‘Daddy, can I get something from you?’.”
When requested if he had any altercations with Ibrahimovic, Jungwirth revealed he purposely averted any pressure as a result of he felt that it spurred the centre-forward to better heights.
“He was quiet against us – I didn’t say anything,” he mentioned.
Hilarious anecdote from Florian Jungwirth on Zlatan punking his Galaxy teammates on the sector. #Quakes74
“They (Galaxy players) we’re acting like little kids: Daddy, can I get something from you?” pic.twitter.com/uNSybIiKB6
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“But I believe that is really the worst you are able to do as his opponent. I believe in the event you go for that, that is precisely what he needs after which he takes you.
“I believe you at all times have to check your opponents. Some opponents you must provoke them, they perhaps have a mood.
“But when you start playing games against Zlatan, there is no way you can win.”
Ibrahimovic has loved a unprecedented 21-year profession, with stints at golf equipment corresponding to Barcelona, Manchester United, Juventus, Inter, PSG and AC Milan.
He has received league titles and home cups within the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, France and England.
Since returning for a second spell in Milan, Ibrahimovic has scored 4 objectives in 10 appearances throughout all competitions.
He is reportedly contemplating his future, with his contract at AC Milan expiring at season’s finish.
“Let’s see,” Ibrahimovic instructed Svenska Dagbladet earlier this month
“I do not even know what I would like. Something new occurs on daily basis. Who may have predicted this with corona? We simply should attempt to dwell and luxuriate in life.
“Don’t worry too much. I have a family to take care of, they feel good so I feel good.”