England ready to end Sweden jinx - Gerrard

12 June 2012 06:48

Steven Gerrard believes England are ready to end their 43-year jinx against Sweden in Friday's crucial Euro 2012 Group D clash.

"The Swedes are difficult and I don't think we've beaten them for a long time in a competitive game.

"We will respect them but, with all respect, it's a game we should win."

Sweden face a must-win game against England after losing 2-1 to co-hosts Ukraine in their opening game.

The Swedes have invariably proved to be stubborn opponents for England, who could only draw with the Scandinavians at the 2006 and 2002 World Cups while suffering a 2-1 loss at the 1992 Euros.

Source: AFP