An MLS reporter enquired whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the best player in the MLS whilst sat in the same room as the former United and PSG giant. Bad decision.
A brave ESPN reporter chose to read out some impressive stats about LAFC striker and former Arsenal man Carlos Vela, suggesting he could be… dare we say it… even better than Zlatan.
“You said right now you are the best player in Major League Soccer,” said the reporter.
“Carlos Vela in this moment has 19 goals and 12 assists and his team is leading the MLS.
“Do you still consider yourself the best player in the MLS?” he added.
The Swede, clearly surprised by the question, was very honest with his answer, as you’d imagine.
“By far, because he’s in his prime. How old is he? Twenty-nine and he’s playing in the MLS and he’s in his prime.
“When I was 29 I was in Europe. Big difference.”
Well, talk about being shot down. We reckon Ibra has a fair point though.
In true Zlatan style, earlier this season, he claimed he was “bigger than the MLS.”
He’s definitely not short of confidence, that’s for sure!