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How Zlatan Ibrahimovic threatened his teammates at LA Galaxy

Joao Pedro has revealed how Zlatan Ibrahimovic whom he played alongside at LA Galaxy instils fear in his teammates.

Ibrahimovic played for Inter, Barcelona and Manchester United before he moved on to LA Galaxy.

On how his teammates got to find out that Ibrahimovic is never afraid of saying his mind, Pedro said:

“We had an away clash against Houston Dynamo,” Joao Pedro, who is currently back in his native Portugal with Tondela on loan from the Galaxy, told Record.

“We went 1-0 up, they came back, we levelled at 2-2, in the last few minutes they scored to make it 3-2. At the end of the game [Zlatan] gave us a roasting.

“[He said] ‘Look, if you came here to go to the beach, walk around Hollywood, just say so, tell me now. I have 300 million in the bank, an island, I don’t need this at all.

“‘The first person to open their mouth I will kill him, I will really kill him.'”

He added that the striker put off a god-like personality on and off the pitch.

“I think I am the best ever to play in MLS. And that, without joking,” he stated in September after breaking LA Galaxy’s season scoring record.

“I’m here to perform and show everybody what the game is about. I think the two years I’ve had here, I’ve done good things. Amazing things. Perfect things.”

He added that Ibrahimovic always wanted to be the center of attention even in training.

“We were about to play a kickabout match, 11 against 11, and someone asked, ‘Who is kicking off?’ Our assistant said: ‘Joao Pedro, because it is his birthday today,'” he explained.

“Ibrahimovic turned to him and said: ‘Every day is my birthday. Give me the ball.’ And he laughed.”

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