The former Sweden international and Manchester United’s forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has recently revealed, why he kicked the Everton defender Seamus Coleman in the head during Manchester United's draw at Everton.
According to the Manchester United’s star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s statement, it wasn’t his intention to hit the in the head of the Everton defender during Manchester United's draw at Everton.
The former PSG forward and Sweden international, Ibrahimović signed as a free agent for Manchester United on a one-year contract on 1 July 2016 and has already scored 8 goals in his 13 appearances for the Red Devils,
On Sundays match against the home team Everton, the 35-year-old scored the first goal of the match to give a lead to the visitors’ team brilliant first-half lob at Goodison Park, but was frustrated when Leighton Baines claimed a point for the Ronald Koeman's side with a penalty one minute from time and the star forward involved in a heavy challenge with Everton defender Coleman, where he kicked the Everton defender Seamus Coleman.
But Ibrahimovic has stressed there was no intention to kick Coleman; It was a 50-50 duel. Coleman pulled me down and, where Ibrahimovic tried to avoid touching him.
As in an interview with Manchester United TV, Ibrahimovic said,
"They played hard and I heard one of the commentators say I kicked someone in the head on purpose,"
"It was a 50-50 duel. He pulled me down and I tried to avoid touching him."
Jose Mourinho’s side Manchester United has only won two of their past 11 Premier League matches, which is very much disappointing for the 35-year-old forward,
As Ibrahimovic said,
"It was very disappointing obviously, because the last couple of games in the league have not had the outcome that we wanted especially after a good performance,"
"We controlled the game, not 100 per cent, but most of it and I think we did good until 70 minutes. Then I think we were not playing our normal game, we lost confidence and we lost the two points.”
"The positive is we didn't lose the match. That's the positive. We know we need to win. You want to reach the Champions League and win the competition [the league title] and you need to get three points to do that.”
"I would be more confident if we were higher up in the table because that's what we play for."