Ibrahimovic threatened to hurt me on the pitch, Nigerian defender reveals

Nedum Onuoha

Nigeria born English defender Nedum Onuoha says Zlatan Ibrahimovic threatened to hurt him during MLS game between his Real Salt Lake team and LA Galaxy on Sunday.


Onuoha and Ibrahimovic clashed on the pitch before the former Manchester United striker scored the winner and ran to the defender to celebrate to his ear.
However , Ibrahimovic went to apologize to the Nigerian after the game, but the former Manchester City defender said he was not interested in what the Swede has to say.

“He came in to apologise after the game, because from 60 minutes in, he’s saying he’s going to do me, he’s going to hurt me for that game,” Onuoha said after the match.
“This is a guy who is the face of MLS, as he calls himself, and he plays that way on the field.
“If someone comes in and says that to me, I’m not going to accept his apology. It’s unacceptable.” Onuoha said.

Meanwhile, Ibrahimovic was less concerned with Onuoha’s comments, saying “what happens on the field stays on the field”.

“I like to feel alive,” he added. “I like when it becomes duels and that because sometimes, not that I fall asleep, but I don’t feel alive if they don’t activate me.”

“They need to activate me or else it becomes too easy.
“I know me. When I get angry I feel good.”


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