"We were already losing with the score of 0:2 in the 6th minute. We could not pressure on the opponent. Of course, it was not enough to play this kind of game. This faciliated Azerbaijan's job."
According to Idman.biz, Emil Forsberg, the striker of the Swedish national team who faced Azerbaijan in Baku in the EURO-2024 qualifying, said this in a statement to the local press.
Evaluating the result of the match as a big disappointment, the 32-year-old football player said that they were not good enough on the field: "It was very bad. That's not what we wanted to do. It shouldn't look like that. We said at halftime that we will change the course of the game in the next half. But we did not apply enough pressure to achieve this. We did not do our best."
According to Forsberg, who wears the jersey of the German "Leispig" club, the national team played one of its worst matches in Baku: "I repeat, we did not do our best and underplayed. It was very bad."
It should be noted that the Azerbaijani national team defeated Sweden with a score of 3:0.