New Sweden coachJanneAndersson says that he is happy with the 1-1 draw with Netherlands, but he feels that his team should play a lot better than in his debut game.
The 53-year-old was recently appointed as the new manager of Sweden and he replaces Erik Hamren.Andersson probably has the biggest work of any recent Swedish managers since the national team will be without striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The former recently announced his retirement from international football at the age of 34. He has been the face of Swedish football for more than a decade and replacing him will not be an easy task
Andersson is aware of the scale of the task on his hands. After having witnessed his team secure a draw with one of the top teams in Europe,Andersson is feeling confident about the chances of the team going into the World Cup 2018 qualification. The manager has limited experience of managing international teams. In fact, this is his first job in charge of a national team. His previous works were at Norrköpingand Örgryte but for a limited period. He says that he would like to see the team have more of the possession, which would enable them to dominate games.
From the past 3 matches that Sweden has played, they have scored a total of 5 goals and 3 of those arrived from Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the Swedish forward is making an impact with his national team and trying to snatch a spot in the next stages of the 2016 Euro’s.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is considered to be an arrogant player and this is shown in the actual pitch as the star of PSG is not afraid to show his discontent whether it may be with an opponent he is facing or his own teammates.
The arrogance and attitude of Ibrahimovic has placed in a number of different situations. He has been banned on occasions for getting into fights with his own teammates and this is what happened back in 2010 when he was performing with the Ac.Milan jersey and in a training ground session, he fought with Oguchi Onuyewu.
On numerous occasions, his teammates from different clubs say that Ibrahimovic have insulted them or even threatened them.
The latest incident that occurred involving Ibrahimovic took place in March of the ongoing year when in a PSG match, the Swedish player said: In 15 years I’ve never seen a good referee in this shit country … they don’t even deserve PSG” Continue reading
The Swedish national manager, Erik Hamren, reckons whatever Zlatan Ibrahimovic said following the Bordeaux game, it was all the heat of the moment stuff and it should not have been blown out of proportion.
Ibrahimovic was fuming post that game as he thought his team lost only because of the rough decisions of the referee.
He, thereafter, was heard hurling some negative words on the standard of the referees in France.
If the reports are to be believed, he also said that France does not deserve to have Paris Saint Germain.
The French public and media have taken it as insult and there has been a little bit of outrage over there against Ibrahimovic.
The striker will have to justify his act in front of a disciplinary committee now and in case the committee finds his words unacceptable, he might have to suffer ban.
Ibrahimovic has already put forward an apology to all of those who are feeling hurt by what he said.
According to Ibrahimovic, he did not take a dig at anyone. It was just his frustration which came out.
Hamren, who manages Ibrahimovic in international Football and knows him very closely, also had the same thing to say. Continue reading
Paris St Germain’s disappointing run in the French league continued after a 4-2 defeat against Bastia, who are struggling against the threat of relegation for much of the season.
Bastia moved outside of the relegation zone as a result of this victory, but they were not given much of a chance before the start of the match. This is despite PSG struggling for form in recent weeks. This latest defeat means that the reigning champions have managed just one win in the last five league matches. This poor form coupled with table leaders Olympic Marseille being in impeccable form – they have won the last five league matches without exception – is set to bring about a new champion in the French league. Continue reading