England’s second game in the Euro 2012 championships sees them face Sweden in what many will have billed a must win match for England already if they want to qualify as group winners ahead of the likes of France, Ukraine and Sweden.
So far England and France have 1 point, and Ukraine have 3 after beating Sweden in their opening game. France and England are still favourites to go through, but Ukraine have a decent set-up too and have a bang-in-form Andrei Shevchenko who’d love to help knock England out I’m sure.
For the Sweden vs England game Roy Hodgson is likely to drop Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and recall Andy Carroll to play up front with Ashley Young dropping back into midfield. This isn’t to say that Oxlade-Chamberlain had a bad game against the French, but many feel that Sweden’s defence may not be able to cope with the physical presence and aerial threat of Carroll.
Meanwhile for Sweden Rosenberg will miss out after struggling for goals with Johan Elmander allowed to start up front, Elmander being no stranger to English football. Sweden’s main threat is likely to come from the unpredictable but technically gifted striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Looking forward to watching Sweden vs England and as an England fan I’m hoping we get off to an early start and nick an early goal, else we risk feeling quite a lot of pressure to perform.