NEDUM ONUOHA has blasted Zlatan Ibrahimovic as “smug” and accused him of “disrespect” following their conflict throughout and after an MLS sport on the weekend.
LA Galaxy beat Actual Salt Lake 2-1 because of a late Ibrahimovic winner on Sunday evening, although the sport might be remembered for the Swede coming to blows with ex-Manchester Metropolis defender Onuoha.
Ibrahimovic was booked with 30 minutes to go for dragging down the full-back and Onuoha advised BBC Sport that is when the ex-Man United man started making threats to “harm” him.
Onuoha stated: “This time he hit me on high of head. I used to be once more considering: ‘What’s going on right here?
“He stored saying: ‘You recognize what? I’m going to harm you. I’m going to do you. You simply watch, there may be sufficient time, I’m going to do you.'”
After Ibrahimovic gained the sport with an 88th minute winner Onuoha claims the veteran striker goaded him by blasting: “You do not mess with me within the sport. You do not mess with me.”
After sealing a late win for LA Galaxy, Ibrahimovic went into Actual’s dressing room, and revealed: “I went to shake their palms, no massive points.”
The quantity of disrespect he confirmed me on the sector – I need to let issues go, however I can not allow them to go, particularly when it’s so uncooked.
Nedum Onuoha on Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Onuoha described the post-game encounter by saying: “He began coming in the direction of me and stated, ‘have you ever calmed down, massive man?’
“The quantity of disrespect he confirmed me on the sector – I need to let issues go, however I can not allow them to go, particularly when it’s so uncooked.
“The way in which he got here in was virtually smug in itself, attempting to be all pleasant.
“However that is the man who fouled me on the sector, tried to embarrass me once they scored, then he is available in to try to allegedly apologise.
“I don’t assume he is an effective individual, so I’m not going to supply my hand and, in no unsure phrases, I advised him to get out.”
After the sport Ibrahimovic stated: “What occurs on the sector stays on the sector.
“I prefer to really feel alive. I like when it turns into duels and that, as a result of generally – not that I go to sleep – however I do not really feel alive if they do not really activate me.
“Once I get offended, I really feel good.”
Onuoha claimed he won’t settle for the apology from the 37-year-old.
He added:”No, I feel it’s pretend. He nonetheless thinks he’s higher than me as a human being and I haven’t got time for individuals like that.
“Even after I performed in opposition to [Juventus forward] Cristiano Ronaldo when he was youthful, he’d be a bit temperamental, however that was his pure need to win, not essentially to disrespect the opponent, which is what I feel this man is doing.
“It appeared prefer it was me upsetting him extra, which is loopy from a man who will go down as one of many best of all time in Europe.”