sport news Zlatan Ibrahimovic hails 'crazy' start to Galaxy career

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says history should have prepared LA Galaxy fans for his spectacular MLS debut.

It took Ibrahimovic just 20 minutes to begin his Stateside career with a bang after the former striker came off the bench and scored a brace in the Galaxy's dramatic comeback against neighbours LAFC.

Galaxy were trailing 3-0 in the inaugural Los Angeles derby to new MLS club LAFC, before they pegged the visitors back to 3-2.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic jumps for joy after his stunning first goal on his LA Galaxy debut

Zlatan Ibrahimovic jumps for joy after his stunning first goal on his LA Galaxy debut

The striker backed up his impressive self-confidence by finding the net in fine style

The striker backed up his impressive self-confidence by finding the net in fine style

Ibrahimovic scored twice in a memorable debut to complete LA Galaxy's comeback win

Ibrahimovic scored twice in a memorable debut to complete LA Galaxy's comeback win

Substitute Ibrahimovic then fired in a stunning 40-yard half-volley to level the scores, before heading home a 90th minute winner.

But after previously scoring on his debuts in Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and the Premier League, Ibrahimovic wasn't surprised to be Galaxy's hero.

Ibrahimovic said: 'If you look back, every team I played for, I scored in my first official game. I wasn't going to let that stop today.

'I was just waiting to come on because when you're losing 3-0, the adrenaline is pumping even more because you want to be able to do something for your team in a difficult situation.

'The fans were demanding something and I gave them Zlatan.

'I always say it's difficult when you do something like that first goal. You cannot describe it. You need to go through it yourself and I've been through it many times. Wherever I've gone, the fans have gone crazy.

'I said before I came here in Manchester with the Galaxy people, that I would make the fans enjoy me. 

'There are kids out there and you just want to give back to them. They are the future and you want to be a good example to them in a crazy way and that's by scoring crazy goals.'

It was Ibrahimovic's first competitive outing since December after the final three months of his United career saw him confined to the treatment table.

And the 36-year-old admits he couldn't have lasted any longer than his brief substitute's outing.

He said: 'I felt I'd played 40 games for my 20 minutes.

read more from dailymail.....

Get the latest news delivered to your inbox

Follow us on social media networks

NEXT sport news Thirsk race delayed after veterinary team called to rescue trapped horse