Published: Sun, April 01, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Zlatan shines on debut as Galaxy battle back to beat LAFC

Zlatan shines on debut as Galaxy battle back to beat LAFC

But Schmid didn't rule out the possibility that he'd be ready to play a role on Saturday when the Galaxy take on their new cross-town rivals Los Angeles Football Club, at StubHub Center in suburban Carson.

Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Swedish professional striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was seen hunting in Macedonia ahead of Manchester United star's move to LA Galaxy.

"They've changed a lot of their team around this year, so they've got, I think, a lot more to prove then we do".

"But it didn't happen, so its destiny I've ended up here. So Los Angeles called and I answered".

LAFC are a case in point, with Uruguayan striker Diego Rossi making an impressive start to his MLS career with a goal on his debut.

The former Sweden global had struggled for regular football at United this season due to fitness problems following a serious knee injury, but is fit enough to feature on Galaxy's bench.

Asked about the chances of his appearing for Galaxy on Saturday, he replied: "I'm available".

The 36-year-old spent most of this campaign on the sidelines due to an injury he sustained towards the back-end of last season.

As for whether he'll play in this summer's World Cup, Ibrahimovic, who is considering coming out of global retirement for the event, said: "Let me first enjoy here". "I work very hard to achieve what I achieve, and I'm still working". I'm not here only for one game, I'm here for the season and another season after that.

"He said I opened the door for more Portuguese coaches to leave which is something I know is true", Mourinho told reporters. Two minutes later, Pontius headed in a crossing pass from Emmanuel Boateng to make it 3-2, and Ibrahimovic tied it four minutes later when he smashed a volley from about 40 yards out over Miller, who got caught wandering to the top of the box. "Now I want to go out, smell the grass, touch the ball".

But I think fantastic for him in this period, I Think it's a fantastic way for him to go from being a former player. Today when we finished training, I just wanted to continue.

"If they don't know me, I will make sure that they know me", he said with a grin.

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