Patrik Andersson feels Sweden are too reliant on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and lack a clear footballing philosophy.
The Paris Saint-Germain ace helped his side to all three points against Faroe Islands on Friday, but the ex-international feels the striker cannot do it all by himself, as the Blagult prepare for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Germany.
“Sweden lack structure and a clear gameplan. All the players just try and get the ball to Ibrahimovic as soon as possible, and then wait to see what he does with it,”
Andersson wrote in his column for TZ. “We completely rely on Zlatan at the moment.
He can single-handedly decide a game. He once more showed his quality against Faroe Islands.
He set up the equaliser and then netted the winner.
“Our problem is that Sweden want to play attacking and attractive football, but we have been unable to do just that.
We don’t have players like [Mesut] Ozil, [Bastian] Schweinsteiger or [Toni] Kroos. “
I was impressed with Germany’s performance against Republic of Ireland. We don’t fear them, though. We have nothing to lose.”
Tuesday’s match in Berlin kicks off at 20:45CET.