Former Sweden international and current LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed that the Major League Soccer was nowhere close to European leagues, and said that he was a Ferrari among a lot of Fiats.

Ibrahimovic has been at LA Galaxy for a year and a half now but has not been able to bring the club close to the playoffs. The Swedish striker, however, has scored some blinding goals, and has amassed 35 goals in just 43 games so far.

The Swede has now suggested that the league is not all that great in terms of quality, and said that he was like a Ferrari while the rest of the players were Fiats.

In an interview with ESPN, he said, "MLS is not the level of Europe, to be honest. Before, I played with players either on my level or close to it. Which makes the game connect easier. Here, I am like a Ferrari among Fiats. And it can happen that the Ferrari can become the Fiat, or the Fiat can become the Ferrari.

"I had the same issue with the national [Swedish] team, though not as much. I said, 'I don't accept it. I don't accept when the ball doesn't arrive, or arrives too late. I want them to come up to my level.' All of this makes me slow down a bit. The game here [in America] could be so much faster, so much more tactical, so much more rhythmic."

It may not go down well with his team-mates and with the rest of the division, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unlikely to backtrack on his comments, with the Swede having never shown much regard to what other people might think of him in the past.