‘I’m better than him right now’ – Vela hits back at Ibrahimovic after Swede’s claim he’s best in MLS

The Swede claimed that he was “by far” the best player in MLS before the Los Angeles derby on Friday, then backed his words up with a hat-trick

Los Angeles FC striker Carlos Vela has hit back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s claims that he’s “by far” the best player in Major League Soccer.

The LA Galaxy striker talked a big game leading up to Friday’s derby against LAFC, dismissing comparisons to Vela by saying he is easily the league’s best player .

With his words as the backdrop, the 37-year-old delivered on Friday night with a hat-trick in the Galaxy’s 3-2 win over LAFC.

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