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Zlatan Ibrahimović on Playing for LA Galaxy, His Nicknames & The World Cup

Zlatan Ibrahimović on Playing for LA Galaxy, His Nicknames & The World Cup


WITH THIS REMARKABLE GOAL IN HIS FIRST MATCH HERE IN L.A., OUR NEXT GUEST GOT THIS CITY INTERESTED IN MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER AND MAN-BUNS BEGAN. FROM THE L.A. GALAXY, PLEASE WELCOME ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC! [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] ♪>>Jimmy: WOW. FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR COMING.>>THANK YOU. >>Jimmy: IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE. WHEN YOU FIRST GOT HERE, IT’S LIKE, OH, WE’VE GOT TO HAVE THIS GUY ON THE SHOW. THEN I SAW — I WAS LOOKING IN THE L.A. TIME ASKS YOU TOOK OUT AN ADVERTISEMENT — [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] A LOT OF ATHLETES WILL TAKE OUT A FULL-PAGE AD, USUALLY WHEN THEY LEAVE, THEY THANK THE CITY FOR EVERYTHING. BUT YOU TOOK ONE OUT AS YOU GOT STARTED. AND IT SAYS, DEAR LOS ANGELES, YOU’RE WELCOME. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] SO ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US, THANK YOU.>>NO, I MEAN — IT HAS BEEN A COUPLE OF YEARS, I’VE HAD ADMIRERS IN LOS ANGELES, I WANTED TO GIVE THEM A GIFT. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] AND IT WAS YOU. I WAS THINKING A LONG TIME. AND THEN ONE DAY IT CAME, LIKE I SHOULD GIVE MYSELF. [ LAUGHTER ] THAT’S WHY I CAME OUT. YOU’RE WELCOME.>>Jimmy: YOU’RE FROM SWEDEN. >>YES. >>Jimmy: OBVIOUSLY. YOU DON’T, AND MAYBE THIS IS A WEIRD PRECONCEIVED NOTION, YOU DON’T STRIKE ME AS QUINTESSENTIALLY SWEDISH. I KNOW YOU ARE SWEDISH. BUT SWEDES ARE NOT BRAGGADOCIOS IN GENERAL, YES?>>THEY’RE TOO NICE. I’M NOT SO NICE LIKE THAT. >>Jimmy: IS THAT WHY YOU WERE ASKED TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY? [ LAUGHTER ]>>NO, NO, NO. I MEAN, I’M NOT THE TYPICAL SWEDISH GUY, BUT I PUT SWEDEN ON THE MAP, SO. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: YOU HAVE A LOT OF NICKNAMES. I WAS READING THROUGH A BUNCH OF YOUR NICKNAMES. WHICH ONE DO YOU LIKE? IS THERE ONE THAT YOU REALLY FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT?>>MY NAME IN THE LANGUAGE MEANS “GOLD.” SO I WOULD PREFER THAT. BUT I KNOW PEOPLE HAVE DIFFICULTIES TO PRONOUNCE IT AND THAT. SO THEN SOMEBODY WAS LIKE, IBRA, IBLA, PEOPLE CALLED ME IBRA.>>Jimmy: THAT’S NOT A GREAT NAME. >>NOW IT’S THE LION. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: LION IS GOOD. SNOOP DOGG ALREADY HAS LION, I THINK. YOU HAVE TO CONSIDER WHAT’S TAKEN AND WHAT ISN’T, YOU COULD GET SUED, WHO KNOWS WHAT COULD HAPPEN HERE. I HAVE A NICKNAME IDEA FOR YOU. I WANT TO RUN IT BY YOU. THE SWEDISH FISH. [ LAUGHTER ] EVERYONE LOVES SWEDISH FISH HERE. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE AWARE OF THIS. BACK HOME YOU PROBABLY JUST CALL THEM FISH. BUT HERE WE CALL THEM THOSE LITTLE REDFISH AND PEOPLE ARE LIKE, OH, YES, WE LOVE THEM SO MUCH.>>I LIKE SOMETHING MORE POWERFUL.>>Jimmy: MORE POWERFUL?>>YEAH, YEAH. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: THERE’S NOT ANYTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SWEDISH FISH. I’LL COME UP WITH SOMETHING ELSE FOR YOU. >>MAKE SOMETHING ELSE. >>Jimmy: SO YOUR FIRST GAME YOU SCORE A GOAL. IT WAS AN AMAZING — I MEAN, A LONG — [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] A LONG, POWERFUL, THRILLING GOAL. BEFORE YOU GO OUT ON THE FIELD, DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR HEAD, I AM GOING TO SCORE IN MY FIRST GAME?>>I MEAN, I HAD A VISION BEFORE I COME. I SAID, WHEN I COME, I KNOW THERE IS SOME EARTHQUAKES IN LOS ANGELES, BUT THIS ONE WAS ME STEPPING IN LOS ANGELES. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] I WANTED TO PUT THE — I WANTED TO MAKE A STATEMENT. I WANTED TO MAKE A STATEMENT, AND I MEAN, EVERY MOVIE HAS A GOOD START, YEAH?>>Jimmy: HAVE YOU BEEN SURPRISED BY — NO, MOST MOVIES ARE TERRIBLE. [ LAUGHTER ]>>NOT THIS ONE. >>Jimmy: NOT THIS ONE. HAVE YOU BEEN SURPRISED — BY THE WAY, YOU’VE SCORED IN YOUR FIRST GAME WITH ALMOST EVERY TEAM YOU’VE BEEN WITH, WHICH IS A CRAZY STATISTIC. >>NOT LIKE THIS. THIS ONE WAS SPECIAL FOR LOS ANGELES. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: HAVE YOU BEEN SURPRISED BY THIS REACTION, AND NOT JUST HERE IN LOS ANGELES, BUT I KNOW LIKE YOU WENT TO CHICAGO AND IT WAS CRAZY. LIKE YOU BARELY WERE ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE AIRPORT. DOES THAT SURPRISE YOU? DID YOU EXPECT THIS IN THE UNITED STATES?>>I MEAN, IN EUROPE THE FOOTBALL IS HUGE. >>Jimmy: RIGHT. >>IT’S BIG. SO WHEREVER I WENT, I MEAN, PEOPLE, THEY GET CRAZY AND THAT. PEOPLE TOLD ME, WHEN YOU COME TO LOS ANGELES, DON’T WORRY, YOU CAN WALK ON THE STREETS AND THAT. BUT SINCE DAY ONE — >>Jimmy: NO, YEAH. >>IT’S EVERYWHERE. IT IS MY OWN FAULT. IF YOU PLAY THE WAY I DO, I MEAN — [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: DO YOU PLAY OTHER SPORTS? DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE PLAYING BASKETBALL OR ANYTHING. >>I THINK MY OFFICE IS WHAT PEOPLE HAVE NOTICED, IS VERY HIGH.>>Jimmy: YEAH, I NOTICED THAT. [ LAUGHTER ]>>MY MENTAL QUALITY IS BULLET-PROOF. WHATEVER I WOULD DO, I WOULD BE THE ONE I AM TODAY. SO I’M JUST — I CHOSE FOOTBALL. AND I’M SORRY FOR THAT OFFE– FO THE FANS CHEERING FOR OTHER SPORTS BECAUSE IT WOULD BE THE SAME THING. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: DO YOU WORRY YOUR TEAMMATES WILL FEEL IN YOUR SHADOW, BE OFFENDED BY YOUR CONFIDENCE AND ALL THE ATTENTION THAT YOU GET?>>NO, NO, NO. I MAKE THEM SUPERSTARS JUST LIKE I MAKE YOU. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: SO ANYTHING THEY ACHIEVE, REALLY, THEY CAN CREDIT TO YOU. >>I’LL MAKE THEM PAY, DON’T WORRY. >>Jimmy: THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF SPECULATION ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT YOU WILL PLAY IN THE WORLD CUP. ARE YOU GOING TO PLAY IN THE WORLD CUP?>>I’M GOING TO THE WORLD CUP, YES. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: YOU’RE GOING TO THE WORLD CUP. WHAT WILL YOU BE WEARING AT THE WORLD CUP? WILL YOU HAVE CLEATS ON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SHOES? OR WILL THEY BE REGULAR SHOES?>>I JUST SAID, I’M GOING TO THE WORLD CUP. IF I SAY MORE, PEOPLE WILL HANG ME.>>Jimmy: THEY WILL?>>I HAVE TO BE CAREFUL. >>Jimmy: IT SEEMS LIKE AN EXTREME REACTION TO YOU WANTING TO PLAY IN A SOCCER MATCH. >>I MEAN, A WORLD CUP WITHOUT ME WOULDN’T BE A WORLD CUP.>>Jimmy: DO YOU LIKE IT HERE? ARE YOU ENJOYING YOUR TIME IN LOS ANGELES?>>I MEAN, PEOPLE ARE VERY KINDLY WITH ME. YOU SEE THE AUDIENCE THERE. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: YEAH, RIGHT. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] YOU KNOW, YOU’RE NOT FROM HERE, YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND, IT’S VERY UNUSUAL TO GET THIS KIND OF ENTHUSIASM FOR ANYTHING RELATED TO SOCCER. I MEAN, FOR THE MOST PART HERE, SOCCER IS A GAME WE WISH OUR KIDS DIDN’T PLAY SO WE DIDN’T HAVE TO GO TO IT. >>NO, NO, NO. >>Jimmy: ON THE WEEKEND. [ AUDIENCE BOOING ]>>Jimmy: OH, I DON’T SEE ANY OF YOU OUT ON THE FIELD ON SATURDAY MORNINGS. BUT YOU HAVE REALLY –>>LISTEN, FIRST OF ALL, SOCCER, FOOTBALL WE CALL IT — >>Jimmy: WE CALL IT SOCCER, GET USED TO IT. [ LAUGHTER ]>>WE CALL IT FOOTBALL.>>Jimmy: RIGHT.>>FOOTBALL IS THE BIGGEST SPORT IN THE WORLD. >>Jimmy: IT IS, YES, I KNOW. I UNDERSTAND THAT. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>SO IMAGINE NOW WHEN YOU PLAY FOOTBALL AND YOU’RE ON THE TOP, HOW YOU FEEL. >>Jimmy: THE BIGGEST SPORT, BEING THE BEST PLAYER IN THE BIGGEST SPORT, HAS TO BE OBVIOUSLY THE ULTIMATE.>>YEAH. THAT’S WHAT I FEEL. [ LAUGHTER ] [ APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: YOU REALLY SHOULD GIVE TALKS TO PEOPLE. TEACH PEOPLE TO HAVE SELF-CONFIDENCE. BECAUSE I REALLY — I’M FEELING LIKE MORE OF A MAN JUST SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO YOU.>>RIGHT. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: ALL RIGHT, SO IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE. >>THANK YOU. >>Jimmy: THE GALAXY PLAYING ATLANTA UNITED SATURDAY. NEW YORK RED BULLS ON APRIL 28th HERE AT THE STUB HUB CENTER. DO YOU WANT TO SEE ZLATAN, ZLATAN?

Comments (100)

  1. best comment section ever! 😀

  2. Zlatan tells the manager how to manage the team in football practice and during the games.

  3. Zlatan got accepted by Harvard admissions without an application

  4. I think zlatan should come n play in India ..

    He will make Isl famous🤣🤣🤣

  5. The monster checks his closet and under the bed for Zlatan

  6. Weak people will troll others.
    Zlaten is too strong to troll himself.
    Zlaten knows who is Zlaten really.
    Zlaten the Great.

    A Zlaten fan.

  7. Once Jesus met Zlatan
    Jesus: Oh my God

  8. Jimmy kimmel sucks at giving interviews

  9. When Police pull Zlatan over, Zlatan gives them the ticket.

  10. 🐠 no, I want something more powerful 🦁🦁

  11. When zlatan left home he told his dad ur the man now

  12. Once zlatan wishes to visit mars now every country is trying to visit mars 😝😝

  13. Cyclones are made from
    Zlatan's farts

  14. Its called footbal bcoz u play wit ur foot

  15. Going throw comment section i feel like i read jokes about Chuck Norris

  16. what hell are you doing in America?

  17. When zlatan entered the US , America became great again

  18. 8:05 KIMMEL A SAVAGE 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  19. Zlatan normally don't breath

    Oxygen begs Zlatan Todo breathing;:)

  20. Why did he come to American League?

  21. When Zlatan enters the bus, the driver checks in

  22. God didn't create Zlatan, Zlatan created God

  23. When Zlatan drinks tea, the tea shakes in fear..

  24. Zlatan once missed two days of school later on they were called Saturday and Sunday

  25. Mad max of soccer

  26. Zlatan's substitue is god.

  27. Reading comments for zlatan made me interesting want to read infinite comments…..

  28. He is a 😇LEGEND😇

  29. He needs his own show.

  30. Once Zlatan went to Jimmy Kimmel Live!
    Now we should call it Jimmy Kimmel Dead!

  31. So nice from zlatan to invite Jimmy Kimmel to his show

  32. So many celebrity come to Jimmy Kimmel show with arrogant character,even have a big charisma. But Jimmy can keep up with them. Then, theres Zlatan. Jimmy said "I feel like more of a man sitting next to you" 8:05

  33. Zlatan doesn't pray to God…. God prays to zlatan…

  34. 0:42 Jimmy : oh we gotta have this guy in this show

    Me: Hehe thats what Zlatan wants you to think

  35. So nice of Zlatan inviting Jimmy Kimmel to his show

  36. one day Zlatan did a test in a lie detector machine. The machine confessed everything.

  37. Zlatan knows Victoria's secret

  38. my mind goes always to BOiKA BOiKA BOiKA ( Yuri Boika !! )

  39. So Jimmy, what was it like to be interviewed by Zlatan on your own show?

  40. Zlatan never chases the Ball, the ball is running from Zlatan

  41. Zlatan dosen’t run from a ghost, the ghost run from Zlatan

  42. Zlatan is only a myth among the gods

  43. Zlatan is such a badass

  44. All the guys wanna be Zlatan, and all the Girls wanna do Zlatan🤭😏

  45. Chuck Norris had a 1 on 1 battle to the death once, his opponent survived, today we called him Zlatan Ibrahimovic

  46. Dare to Zlatan!⚽

  47. Zlatan once created a movie
    ……
    ……. ..

    It's known as Hollywood

  48. Confidence at the highest level.!

  49. When Zlatan Went To School The teacher asked him for the answer

  50. I'm swedish and not even I can agree that Zlatan put Sweden on the map, we got Peter Forsberg one of the best hockey players of all time, IKEA, Volvo, Spotify, ABBA, Björn Borg one of the best tennis players of all time, Koenigsegg the worlds fastest car that's allowed on city streets (which has the offical record).

  51. Every time zlatan steps another earthquake happens

  52. Zlatan and there shall be light

  53. One day zlatan Was late for training And the coach Punished The other players for coming early

  54. Pewdiepie is the real king of Sweden

  55. Extra time was invented because Zlatan wanted to play more

  56. "you don't strike me as quintessentially Swedish" yes maybe because he's Bosnian/Croatian

  57. When Zlatan comes late to training, all other teammates will be punished for coming early…

  58. Zlatan is funny
    Oh no…

    Funny is Zlatan

  59. You don’t choose to watch Zlatan play, he chooses to play in front of you

  60. Swedish meal balls

  61. Zlatan:which sport should o choose?
    Football:please select me

  62. Zlatan once vacationed in the Virgin Islands.

    They’re now known as “The Islands.”

  63. Idk why but he pisses me off

  64. Zlatan is Bosnian

  65. Nice of Zlatan to let Jimmy Kimmel on his show

  66. Just came here to see the comments they are top notch hahaha

  67. He can be the next US president, I mean…

  68. 7:10 that comment there only exists in america

  69. They all clap as if they know who he is but they’re American and they know nothing about football

  70. How many times zlatan said "so"?

  71. Human's fear time
    Time fears Zlatan

  72. So nice everyone likes zlatan, and no one compares him with another,

  73. He's a great footballer ..I wonder why he is hosting a show.

  74. Zlatan doesn't get dehydrated
    Water gets dezlatanized

  75. If that guy in the crowd whistled one more time I legit would have ripped my ears off

  76. Zlatan once broke the school window…next day school wrote him an apology letter

  77. The Sun need zlatanlight to survive

  78. Legends says that zlatan didn't go to school for 2 days… Now that days are known as Saturday and Sunday…

  79. What can I say your welcome

  80. Zlatan doesn't use sun burn, sun uses zlatan burn……

  81. The Bermuda triangle gets lost when Zlatan crosses it

  82. My Teacher told me to go home and to write an essay on the most confident person in the World.

    The Next day: Every student writes about Zlatan.

  83. Once Zlatan bite an apple, so after they created Apple Iphone

  84. Zlatan does not say thank u to LA. LA says thank u to him 😁❤. He is a soccer god

  85. You don’t meet Zlatan
    Zlatan meets you

  86. Zlatan can clap with one hand

  87. Every time Zlatan pronounces Ikea, Ikea looses yearly budget for marketing

  88. Nobody had not known what football was, before Zlatan starters to play football

  89. England must be proud, sport they invented became so popular when Zlatan started to play it

  90. Zlatan gave birth to his mom

  91. If confidence a child than zlatan his father.😱

  92. haha how much he is humble !

  93. If Zlatan was so great, why don't he come at my house and smash my head onto my keyboardnabdvdvwgwtiduuyrffg

  94. om en katt är född i ett stall så är den fan inte en jävla häst

  95. Zlatan made europe old

  96. He wanted to slap him hard for saying soccer!! 🤣🤣

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