Hamren hopes for reaction against England

13 June 2012 10:17

Sweden coach Erik Hamren was furious with his players after the 2-1 defeat against Ukraine in their opener and hopes there will be no repeat in their crucial Friday evening clash against England.

"Not enough players showed that they wanted the ball," said the 54-year-old, who admitted he had not slept much the night of the defeat.

"In the first-half we were too afraid, we should have done better.

"It is our performance which was insufficient. In this game you need 11 players on the top of their game, as we are not a squad with a deep pool of talent.

"In the first-half against Ukraine there were only maybe five or six players who answered the call to duty, and that is not good enough and cannot be repeated."

Source: AFP