It is an unusually rainy day in Los Angeles when Zlatan Ibrahimovic goes by the plan at Dignity Health Sports Park and meets a cold presskår, as expected, that the Galaxys our morning session will end.
Zlatan seems keen on getting started with the new season, after last year's uphill. He went through a long recovery after a severe knee injury, and although he came back in good form and scored his legendary 500th goal, missed Galaxy the playoffs in the MLS.
"I try to motivate myself every day, I want to do more and I do not feel at ease, especially not after what happened last season," says Ibrahimovic.
– in Order to do that, I need to work more and I push myself every day. If you know me or ask my teammates so you know that I push everyone, and myself, every day to be better.
in a short time. The team has just lost the Norwegian Ola Kamara to the chinese Shenzhen FC and left Zlatan as the lone forward. The Galaxy also has a new head coach since the beginning of January. The argentine veteran Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who helped Boca Juniors to win the Primera División six times.
Schelotto is restrained but positive that Zlatan had a long recovery time.
" I don't think they care. His most important function is out there on the pitch, not as a captain, " says Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who seems to have gained He's trust.
his new trainer.
Guillermo is very specific with what he wants to improve in the team. The defense, the organization, the tactical side. He does it very well. We work with the things every day but not only that, he has a global vision on the pitch and work on every detail, " says Ibrahimovic.
been dating an unknown man Delmy Barilla from the LA Sports Access mean that this type of transitions is good for Zlatan.
"I think he likes the press and to be the leader," she says.
She believes that he will do better this season when he has grown accustomed to the environment.
" this team has not necessarily been stable when it comes to coaches or pure training, so for anyone, especially someone who has not played in MLS before, it will take some time to get used to, but it's probably nothing he can't handle. He can give the impression of being a bit arrogant but he can always back it up, " says Delmy Barilla.
season Zlatan Ibrahimovic said that he will beat all the record in the MLS.
"I think he can do it," says Humberto Barrera, who reports for the mexican Radio Fórmula. He is a complete athlete and I think he can beat the record he wants.
Barrera do not think this is Zlatan last season, which many speculated on, but his body keeps for at least two seasons. Barrera has covered the Galaxy for many years and believe that the rest of the team embraced Zlatan.
" When he came here he was received with a very good atmosphere. I think that he will end his career here in LA.
It also seems that a large part of the Zlatan love for Los Angeles comes from the fact that the city is a place for the stars.
"I believe that you play like you practice, so every day must be a performance," says Martino, who, while he talks and then releases the focus from the journalists and looking out in the distance.
Zlatan can get kaptensbindeln in the LA Galaxy