Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that he is extremely confident about his team’s chances at the Euro 2012. Sweden were one of the big names to miss out on the opportunity to play at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. As a result, there was a lot of wholesale changes needed in the country. AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that manager Erik Hamren has certainly provided that. Sweden are no longer a defensive team that plays on the counter-attack, but they are one of the better sides to watch at the Euro 2012. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that he hopes the attack minded approach pays off at the Euro 2012.
Sweden are in the group containing favourites England and France, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes that Sweden can be the dark horse of the top moment by upsetting both the neighbouring countries. Sweden will be playing friendlies against Iceland and Serbia before they head off into the tournament. One of the major weaknesses Sweden has to come out in the form of defending. Due to their attack minded approach in recent matches, they have left themselves open at the back. However, with strikers like Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the disposal, they can certainly afford to do the same.
“No question I was disillusioned on the back of missing out on the 2010 World Cup. I think we needed a fresh approach and Erik provided it. He has brought along a new style of play, he has instilled a new belief in us and he found a role for me in the side around which the other players are able to excel. Certainly he has been able to launch a new beginning for the Swedish team and on the back of our performances of late, we are very excited about our chances going into the Euros,” Ibrahimovic told the Swedish media.