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DTotD: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is already hurting his much weaker PSG teammates

Brooks Peck
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Like the truly dominant creature that he is, Zlatan Ibrahimovic does not waste time in exerting his superiority over whatever herd he finds himself leading. So even though he has only been training with his new PSG teammates for a few days, he has already decided to instill the fear of Zlatan in them by inflicting pain upon several of them in one training session.

About 35 seconds in the video above, Zlatan puts Nene on the ground with a blow to the ribs. Zlatan then smoothed things over by shaking hands with him as Nene was still wincing in pain. Not satisfied that this got his point across to the whole team, Zlatan then caught Jeremy Menez -- who referred to Zlatan as a "monster" the day before (presumably in a positive sense) in the eye. Zlatan was quick to pull him off the ground and Menez then sat off to the side with an ice cube against his eye.

We've already seen Zlatan employ this tactic at Milan and within the Swedish national team with great success. And though his colleagues at PSG will probably cower whenever he is near from now on, this is likely just the beginning.

This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate incidents.

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