Zlatan Says Sweden Has ‘Big Chance’ To Win World Cup

Leroy Wright
July 7, 2018

Sweden coach Janne Andersson said his side were "easy to analyse but very hard to beat" ahead of Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against England in Samara.

"They have got the country absolutely buzzing and now the pressure is starting to snowball. It's a good thing that England are scoring from corners, penalties and free-kicks, and they look very risky from these all the time".

"They can give hope to them and, like I said the other day, we're not a team where we just turn up and we're waltzing around strolling around and we've got an entitlement".

"It would be easier for England to beat Brazil than to beat Sweden, in my opinion". I hope tomorrow we'll reach the ultimate result that we are waiting for.

Sweden have impressed in Russian Federation despite-or perhaps because of-Zlatan Ibrahimovic's absence, with their organisation and team ethic making them a force to be reckoned with.

Didier Deschamps' team finally seems to have clicked; a 4-3 thriller against Argentina underlined their title credentials, but they'll face much sterner opposition in this Uruguay side.

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However he believes that Sweden can beat England "if they continue what they've done in the World Cup so far".

"We're really strong in our beliefs and we really have been from the outset".

One way they have missed Ibrahimovic, though, is that they have relatively little quality going forward. Their strikers are defenders when it's time to defend, and they can defend in their own box as well.

Both teams have a tendency to score goals in the second half, but Brazil possess a stingier back line.

"After previous year of course there will be more pressure and more eyes on us, but I'm confident come kick-off that they will be ready to go".

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