"I just want to go out on the field," Ibrahimovic said. "I know it has been a long break for me. It's been a long wait where I haven't been in my rhythm where I play every day because of the injury. "Now I want to go out, smell the grass, touch the ball. Today when we finished training, I just wanted to continue. I asked the coach 'Can I shoot some more balls?' And he said okay, so I just shot some more balls." Ibrahimovic, whose signing for Galaxy was announced last week, compared himself to Benjamin Button, the movie character who ages in reverse. "I feel young," he joked. "I feel like Benjamin Button. I was born old and I will die young. For sure. So don't worry about my age."
Ibrahimovic is ready to amaze American fans with LA Galaxy The striker trained with his new side for the first time today pic.twitter.com/zbxzm7fuDHMarch 30, 2018
The striker, who will earn an estimated $3m for two seasons in MLS, added that he had already proved sceptics wrong during his spell with United in the Premier League, where he scored 28 goals in 46 appearances before tearing knee ligaments last April. "When I came to England they all said I was old, I came in a wheelchair," Ibrahimovic said. "But after three months, I conquered England and they said I was flying. So age is only a number. "I know what I am able to do, I know what I will do. I've come here to win. I've already brought my family. My wife can take care of the family and I can can take of what I'm good at -- playing football. I feel excited. The lion is hungry."
Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his move to LA Galaxy: "[It] was supposed to happen before Manchester United. My head was here. I wanted to come here." ? pic.twitter.com/Q8SBiyUSWn— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) March 30, 2018
Asked about the chances of his appearing for Galaxy on Saturday, he replied: "I'm available. I have so much adrenaline in me, so I think it can hold a long time. Let's see. "We start step-by-step. I'm not here only for one game, I'm here for the season and another season after that. I think the coach wants to build it up and make me feel comfortable, settle in. "If the coach needs me for the whole game, I'm there for the whole game. If he needs me for one minute, I'm there for one minute."
Zlatan Ibrahimovic insisted "the lion is still hungry" in his introduction as an LA Galaxy player. https://t.co/MLclhrU314— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 31, 2018