Worold Cup 2018: Sweden vs England 0-2 (Match Goals and Highlights)
“We always said take each game as it comes, we know our ability and it’s all about our togetherness. If the togetherness is there, which it is always, we control our ability on the pitch. That’s why we won, kept a clean sheet, we work hard as a team.
“This is what football’s all about, being on the big stage. I never put myself under any pressure. I just embrace the moment, play in the moment. I feel strong, nothing fazes me. I just want to be the best I can. Criticism doesn’t affect me it just makes me want to be better.”
Jordan Pickford, Budweiser Man of the Match
“You can always do things differently, you can always handle things in a different way. The first goal is going to be an important one in a match like this. There’s no question about that. We had an excellent opportunity to score the equalising goal at the beginning of the second half.
“I think we’ve performed beautifully to get this far, we were faced with tough opponents every single match. I wanted to try and gather all the players out on the pitch after the game, we were sad and disappointed, but we need to remember we put in a good performance.
“We want to say thank you to all our supporters who came here and supported us in the stadium. That’s what I told my players straight after the match.”
More from Sweden coach Janne Andersson
“I’m not sure anything went wrong as such. We were faced with a really good opponent and we didn’t reach peak performance. The margins are quite small. It’s difficult to create opportunities against a team that is playing a five-man defence.
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“There were very few openings generally from the English side. We were faced with a good team, England were the best team today. It’s not always something goes wrong, sometimes your opponent is better. I have the greatest respect for them, and congratulations to England.
“Yes I definitely believe England are good enough to win the World Cup. They are forceful, well-organised. I want to pay tribute to the team and the coach. They are a good football side and they don’t give a lot away. I believe that they are perfectly able to go all the way.”
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