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Ibrahimovic: I feel like I am being 'hunted'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins SportsCenter to talk through his second career MLS hat trick and what makes him stand out from the rest of the league.

LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he feels like he is "hunted" despite escaping punishment for a clash with LAFC's Mohamed El-Munir, which left the player needing surgery.

Ibrahimovic was given a formal warning but escaped sanction from Major League Soccer after elbowing El-Munir in the Los Angeles derby on Friday, which the Galaxy won 3-2.

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El-Munir needed surgery after the incident which led to a fracture, but Ibrahimovic was not carded.

"I feel like I am hunted," Ibrahimovic said. "But when you are the best, you're hunted."

He added: "That I feel a little bit hunted in that way, that is not OK, because I play my game and I need to feel free in my game and not feel after the game [that] people will look at me and look [at the] detail at everything I do.

"Because that is not part of the game. We have a referee, the referee does his thing. If it goes beyond that, I understand, we have this Disciplinary Committee, but [what is] worse than [being] reviewed every game?

"I'm professional like everybody else. I should get treated like everybody else. If they cannot stop you on the field, that's it, you cannot do nothing about it.

"And if you try to do something outside [the field], that for me is not part of the game. That is not professional."


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