Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist has fired a warning shot at England by insisting that they would be foolish to write them off ahead of their World Cup quarter-final match on Saturday
A place in the last four of the tournament is up for grabs this weekend between the two nations with either Russia or Croatia awaiting them.
England are generally being considered to have the more favourable tie out of all the teams in Sweden, but Granqvist pointed out that they would be wrong to rule them out and pointed to past results as to why they should be underestimated.
“I read something about people in England suggesting that Sweden were a dream opponent,” said the 33-year-old, according to the Daily Star.
“Someone said something about 99 times out of 100 they would beat us?
“Well, it’s fun for England to have that sort of confidence. Let’s play the game and see how things go. Sweden usually play well against England. We’ve had good results against them.”
The centre-back may have a point with England having only been able to muster eight wins, along with nine draws and seven defeats, in 24 games against Sweden