Zlatan Ibrahimovic finds himself the best player who has ever played in the MLS. The Swede set a club record at LA Galaxy in the night from Sunday to Monday (Dutch time) by reaching 26 league goals.
37-year-old Ibrahimovic broke the club record of most goals in one MLS season by making a hat-trick against Sporting Kansas City (7-2). The old record was in the name of Carlos Ruiz, who came to 24 hits in 2002.
"I think I've done good things, incredible things and perfect things in the two years I've been here. I think I'm the best player who ever played in the MLS. And I'm not kidding," said Ibrahimovic after the competition.
The former player of Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United is not concerned with the top scorer title in the MLS after his hat trick. Only Los Angeles FC striker Carlos Vela made more this season (28).
"My focus is on achieving the play-offs and scoring goals to help my team. I don't care who will become a top scorer, as long as I do my job and help the team."
221Ibrahimovic makes a hat trick against Sporting Kansas City
Trainer La Galaxy not surprised by performance Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimovic has been playing for LA Galaxy since March of last year and is on 48 goals after 52 official matches. Coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto is not surprised by the performance of the Swede. "I think it's easy because he's Zlatan."
"In big competitions he stands up," continues Barros Schelotto. "He is there every day, every game and every moment, but especially when the team needs him most. That is why he is Zlatan."
Because of the victory at Sporting Kansas City, LA Galaxy is fifth in the Western Conference rankings and the first seven clubs qualify for the play-offs. The five-time champion plays four games in the regular season. Next Sunday, Montreal Impact will be the next opponent.