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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: "I am the MVP of the MVPs"

The LA Galaxy captain is not worried about the Golden Boot fight between him and Carlos Vela, as Zlatan doesn't need a reminder to know who's best.

LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates a goal during the second half against Sporting Kansas City at StubHub Center.
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The Golden Boot race is hotting up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic two goals short of Carlos Vela's 29, with just three games left of the regular season. Who will lift the scoring award is still too close to call.

But for the LA Galaxy captain, the Golden Boot award doesn't seem to keep him awake at night with Zlatan knowing who is best. "I am the MVP of the MVPs, so I don't focus on that." Ibra announced after Galaxy's 2-1 victory over Montreal.

The Swedish Lion also mentioned where his mind was at, as he focuses everything on performing well and making sure his team complete their quest of reaching the MLS Cup final.

"I focus on performing and making my team win because now we are in a good position; we just have to continue. This is what we want; we want to be in the playoffs, and then we take the race from there. So, whoever wins whatever individual award is not important for me."

Zlatan has 27 goals in 26 games, while Carlos Vela has scored 29 in 28, and Ibrahimovic wasn't slow in reminding those who would listen of that little detail of games played.

"I don't know how it works with the Golden Boot. With playoffs or without? I don't know; I just try to help my team. I think I missed five or six games compared to the other ones." commented Ibrahimovic.