Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not ruled out a return to Europe, but said his current focus is on the LA Galaxy.
Though his adventure in Los Angeles is just starting, Ibrahimovic is not yet ready to draw a line through his career on the opposite side of the Atlantic.
“It’s hard to say,” Ibrahimovic said. “If you had asked me a year ago, then maybe [moving to MLS] wouldn’t have been possible. So, we’ll see. Everything will depend on how you feel and what you want.
“I’ve been working like that since I was 23. I know how to handle myself. We’ll see, but for the moment, my mind is here. Everyone talks about the future. No one is saying, ‘Great that you can play again.’ So I have to focus on the right things.”
“I’m just going to have fun. Play, go onto the pitch, that’s all that matters since my injury. I’m just happy to be able to play football.”
His recent association with a Sweden-based betting firm may prevent him from competing at the World Cup because of FIFA regulations outlawing such endorsements.
“FIFA can’t stop me,” Ibrahimovic said. “If I want to be there, I’ll be there. It’s the same with the national team. If I want to play, I’ll play. It’s not up to FIFA. It’s up to me and what I want.
“The door is open. I feel I can do it. I know what I can do. If everything goes well, we can talk about it, but it’s not on the agenda right now. I’m just happy to play. I’m in that frame of mind. The fact I’m good in what I’m doing. The other things, I can’t control that.”
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