Zlatan Ibrahimović, who often makes headlines on passing controversial comments, has recently gathered media attention, after taking a jab at Major League Soccer, openly calling the playoff system ‘sh*t’.
In an interview with Fantasy Sports Cave this Thursday, the LA Galaxy superstar openly expressed his reproval of the post season elimination tournament of the league.
The video session was posted by Giovanni Garcia, the founder of Fantasy Sports Cave, on his official Twitter. Check it out below-
— Giovanni Garcia (@GioGarciaLA) August 8, 2019
In the post training discussion about the play off format, the 37 year old stated that the system cannot create a winning mentality in players.
“I think the system is sh*t, but that’s the way it is. Because you talk about mentality, for me, mentality is every day. Training, the way you train is the way you play game. The results in every game is important.”
“But here, you come in seventh place, you make playoffs, you win. So how do you create that mentality to be on your toes 24 hours? Is very difficult.” the former Swedish international added.
Major League Soccer is divided into two conferences- the Eastern and Western. Each year, top seven teams from each of the conferences advance to the playoffs- a total of 14 teams, to compete to the final match, named the ‘MLS Cup’.
LA Galaxy are currently fifth in the Western conference, and will face DC United tomorrow, who are also in fifth position in the Eastern conference.