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'Sweden Can Manage At The World Cup Without Zlatan'

'Sweden Can Manage At The World Cup Without Zlatan'

By SL International - Apr 21, 2018 11:00 AM

A goalkeeper in the Sweden national side does not agree that Zlatan Ibrahimovic should be included the squad for the 2018 World Cup.

Read: Zlatan Reveals The Only Problem Mourinho Had With Him

Ibrahimovic retired from international football after the 2016 European Championships, having registered 62 goals in 116 appearances for the national side.

The 36-year-old recently claimed he would entertain the idea of going to the World Cup, although Sweden's first choice goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson feels he shouldn't.

"It's up to the coach to see if he wants to bring him.

"We managed to qualify and go through to the World Cup without him, and I think we can manage to play well at the World Cup without him.

"But as I said, it's up to the coach to decide if he wants him to join, and I'm sure if he does join, he will play well."

"As a team, we play as a collective, all the players together.

"With Zlatan, as a person, as a player he's an individualist, and the play goes around him. Instead, now, we play more with the team all together.

"It's a different style of play when you have a player like Zlatan, Cristiano [Ronaldo] or [Lionel] Messi in your team, because they're world-class players, and you have to use those players to win the game and play in a special way.

"I don't know if the coach wants such a big change, because he'll have to change the whole system of how he wants to play.

"Read: Classy Zlatan Bags Brace On LA Galaxy Debut

Do you think Zlatan Ibrahimovic should get called up for the World Cup? Have your say in the comment section below.


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Chicharito07 Joined: 27 Nov 2015
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Chicharito07 Apr 21, 2018 09:18 PM
He should be called again his experience will be much needed into that Swede team
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MSANDROTIC Apr 21, 2018 04:14 PM
They really need him, the Goalkeeper can say what he thinks but is not true is just his opinion, Zlatan deserve one more last chance to represent him national team
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Mfundo vs Ndo Joined: 11 May 2015
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Mfundo vs Ndo Apr 21, 2018 01:06 PM
This guy is a hero
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cowpule Joined: 23 Aug 2014
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cowpule Apr 21, 2018 11:47 AM
In 2010 bafana thought they could do it without benni and we know the story with mphela missing a sitter....world cup is a very big stage they won't do it they will need him
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MfanoYellow Apr 21, 2018 11:45 AM
I doubt it, they cannot manage without a God Lord Zlatan)
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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Apr 21, 2018 11:41 AM
Sweden Wil do much better with out slatan
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Boikano Apr 21, 2018 11:24 AM
yes they can,they qualified without him

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