Manchester United duo Victor Lindelof and Anthony Elanga show their support for Sweden coach Janne Andersson
Manchester United duo Victor Lindelof and Anthony Elanga have shown their support for the under-fired Sweden coach Janne Andersson.
Sweden needed to beat Slovenia in tonight’s UEFA Nations League to avoid relegation from the competition’s League B groups.
But Andersson’s side could only salvage a point at the Friends Arena with Emil Forsberg canceling out a stunning Slovenia opener from Benjamin Sesko, who was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United before agreeing a move to RB Salzburg’s sister club RB Leipzig.
The 1-1 draw against Slovenia came three days after Sweden were picked apart by Serbia and beaten 4-1.
Sweden have managed just two wins in the calendar year, including a 2-0 win over Slovenia in the UEFA Nations League in June. It was their only win in this edition of the tournament.
After failing to beat Slovenia and finishing bottom of their group, Sweden have been relegated to League C of the UEFA Nations League.
Victor Lindelof and Anthony Elanga show their support for Sweden manager Janne Andersson
Despite failing to qualify for this winter’s World Cup and enduring a five-game winless streak, both Lindelof and Elanga believe Andersson can turn the nation’s fortunes around.
Lindelof, who is captain of Sweden’s national team, told The evening paper: “We all have very, very high confidence in Janne.”
Elanga, who came off the bench in both of the month’s internationals, said: “We’ve had a tough time, but we can’t just complain about Janne.
“We win together and lose together. We just have to check what we did wrong and do better in the future.”
Despite showing his support for his national team manager, the 20-year-old could not hide his disappointment at not starting for his country.
To talk to The soccer channelsaid the speedy winger: “You’re always disappointed when you don’t get to start, but I can’t control that.
“It is up to the leaders who choose the team, they think what is best and who they think is best. For me, it’s just performing when I’m on the pitch and doing what I can for 20 minutes.”