‘I played a horrible game’: Victor Lindelof criticises HIMSELF after Manchester United defender’s poor form continued during Sweden’s Euro 2020 qualifier stalemate with Norway
- Victor Lindelof has criticised his own performance as Sweden drew with Norway
- The centre half insisted he should have controlled the game much more
- Sweden still remain on course to qualify from Group F for Euro 2020
- Lindelof’s United form and partnership with Harry Maguire is under scrutiny
The Manchester United man, who is frequently the bedrock of the Swedish defence, immediately admitted after the final whistle that he did not grasp the game enough.
Lindelof’s form has recently been called into question at Old Trafford, and now it appears his under-performing has permeated onto the international stage.
Victor Lindelof placed the blame firmly at his own doorstep after Sweden’s recent draw
‘I think I played a horrible game,’ Lindelof told Norwegian outlet VG Sporten after the match.
‘I have high standards. I think I just had two passes forward. I should have controlled the game more but I didn’t.
‘Everything was bad from our side. We had all the preconditions to play a good game.
The central defender has endured a slow start to the season with his form being questioned
‘We played at home, with fantastic fans, against Norway, but we lose two points. Why? I have no idea.’
Sweden had gone behind in the tie after Stefan Johansen scored on the cusp of half-time.
Returning slightly fired up, the hosts levelled the score-line on the hour mark after Emil Forsberg pulled Sweden level.
The result sees Lindelof and Sweden sit second in Group F on 11 points from six matches played.
Lindelof’s partnership with £80m man Harry Maguire is yet to fully click at Old Trafford
Spain dominate the group after going on a 100 per cent winning record and sweeping aside all opponents to date.
Lindelof will soon return to domestic club duties, where questions have already started to be asked about his partnership with the world’s most expensive defender Harry Maguire.
The pair were hoped to immediately click after Maguire’s £80million arrival, but United have won only one game so far this season, having drawn with Wolves and Southampton while suffering a home humiliation to Crystal Palace.