Sweden feeling good… due to Hodgson’s ways!
England have been warned Sweden are heading in the right direction to succeed in the semi-finals once more – because of Roy Hodgson’s ways.
Ex-Leicester defender Pontus Kamark was a part of the Swedish squad to succeed in the final 4 on the 1994 World Cup in USA.
They misplaced to eventual winners Brazil 1-Zero however ended up coming third after thumping Bulgaria.
Kamark, 49, is now predicting Janne Andersson’s facet, who’ve stored three clear sheets in 4 video games, might make the semis as soon as extra.
And he reckons their ways are a legacy of ex-England boss Hodgson’s spells managing in Sweden with the likes of Malmo in the 1980s.
TV pundit Kamark, who received 54 caps, instructed MirrorSport: “Individuals do the comparability with us and the ‘94 staff I used to play in.
“In fashionable instances the bronze medal is the largest achievement we had.
“We’re excellent defensively and like then there’s a good staff spirit too.
“This staff has carried out tremendously effectively and even towards Italy in two play-off matches we conceded no targets.
“They’ve discovered the recipe to essentially shut it down.
“I believe that’s going to be the important thing.
“If we are able to defend and counter assault that’s our energy in a Four-Four-2 formation.
“It’s the outdated Roy Hodgson model that he taught us 30 years in the past so if we beat you guys it’s your personal fault.”
Kamark feels Sweden are arguably stronger with out former talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic,36, who retired after Euro 2016.
He admitted: “It’s the massive query in Sweden – is the staff is best with out Ibrahimovic?
“I might say sure.
“It’s troublesome to have believed we might have carried out higher with him.
“Perhaps if you happen to take a look at the staff effort now that can be why the gamers have their self-confidence as a result of Zlatan has been so dominant on and off the pitch.”
Kamark is cautious of England hot-shot Harry Kane, who has six targets and is main the race for the golden boot.
However he says Manchester United’s £31million defender Victor Lindelof, 23, who had a tricky debut season, will likely be fired as much as present English followers what he can do.
Lindelof , who hails from Kamark’s hometown Vasteras, has a superb partnership with fellow stopper Andreas Granqvist.
Kamark assessed: “I do know Victor very effectively.
“I’m stunned he hasn’t been that bothered about all of the criticism he has received as a result of his begin at United was terrible.
“If we had been to win towards England and he has recreation that may put him in a greater scenario.
“It is a crucial recreation – particularly for him.
“Individuals will wish to see if he’s adequate to play for a membership like Manchester United.
“That is going to be an enormous recreation for him to show himself.”