Ex-teammate: Zlatan wanted to fight me

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Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has revealed that he and Zlatan Ibrahimovic almost came to blows during their time together at LA Galaxy. 

The former England defender joined the Major League Soccer (MLS) side in 2016 after a short stint with Roma in Italy, with the Swedish forward joining him in the US in 2018.

The Los Angeles-based team finished seventh in their first season together at the club, with the veteran striker ending the 2017/18 campaign with 22 goals in 27 MLS matches, according to Transfermarkt.  

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Ibrahimovic is known for his footballing ability as well as his controversial nature, often describing himself as a "god" and insisting he is better than most players.

Former Blues left-back Cole, who is now a youth coach at Chelsea, recently made a revelation about his time with the AC Milan star in Los Angeles, revealing that they almost got into a fight at one point.

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"He [Ibrahimovic] has two personalities; with us in the dressing room he was brilliant, quiet, very humble, but for the media he was God," the 40-year-old said on the A League of Their Own TV show, per the Daily Mail.

"He had moments where he would come in the dressing room and really let people know about their s*** touch, 'can't run, you're slow', but in front of the media his persona changed. 

"He tried to once (fight with Cole), he did throw his hands in the air.

"And I said 'Put your f***ing hands down'. I'm deadly serious, honestly.

"I was thinking, 'You might have a little point, but don't put your hands up'."  

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