Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof confirmed his class final night time when he surrendered the Sweden captaincy for his or her 2-0 win over Estonia.
It was their remaining Euro 2024 qualifier and the centre-back made the choice to award the captain’s armband to teammate Albin Ekdal, who was incomes his 70th and remaining cap for his nation earlier than worldwide retirement.
It is a participant Lindelof has spent most of his worldwide profession with, so it was a heartfelt gesture from the United defender.
Though Sweden missed out on Euro 2024 qualification, Lindelof was hailed by nationwide press after Sunday night time’s win towards Estonia.
Aftonbladet praised Lindelof and advised he ‘nonetheless acted like a captain’ regardless of not carrying the armband.
“Had given up the captain’s armband go Albin Ekdal however nonetheless acted like a captain. Went exhausting in just a few melees early on to ensure there was no repeat of the distress in Baku,” the Swedish outlet wrote. In the meantime, Fotbollskanalen felt he was ‘very steady’ on the again which is one thing we have to see towards Everton if he begins at Goodison Park this weekend.
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