Sweden boss Janne Andersson has revealed that he was unhappy with Germany’s reaction to Toni Kroos’s winning goal in Saturday night’s pulsating Group F clash at the 2018 World Cup.
Kroos netted in the fifth minute of stoppage time as the reigning world champions recorded a 2-1 win over Sweden at the Fisht Olympic Stadium to keep their World Cup destiny in their own hands.
Andersson has claimed that the German bench took their celebrations too far – which led to an altercation on the touchline – but the Sweden head coach paid tribute to the quality of the winning strike.
“They got into our faces making gestures and that really got me angry we were all annoyed. we fought it out for 90 minutes and at the end you should shake hands and leave – so we were very angry with their reaction,” Andersson told reporters.
“They didn’t create that many good opportunities, our keeper did make a few good saves, but I feel unlucky we didn’t get at least one point.
“But I’m not blaming anyone or any tactical decisions. This is probably the heaviest conclusion to a match I’ve had in my career – but the whole group is still alive so we’ll have to lick our wounds and come back for the next match.
“We had the odd opportunity but we kept the match under control up until the free-kick. It was an extraordinary individual goal. We had to work very hard throughout and once you get to the 85th minute you are very tired.”
Sweden will take on Group F leaders Mexico in their final match in the section on Wednesday afternoon.