Lindelof to reflect fondly on Russia 2018 once disappointment subsides

After defeat to England in the World Cup quarter-finals, Victor Lindelof said he would eventually reflect on Russia 2018 with fond memories

Lindelof was understandably crestfallen but overall he believes the nation should reflect on its tournament with pride.   -  Getty Images

Victor Lindelof's assessment of Sweden's World Cup will be positive, once the disappointment of defeat to England has faded.

Janne Andersson's side surprised many by topping Group F ahead of Mexico, South Korea and defending champions Germany, before edging past Switzerland in the last 16.

However, Sweden could not reach a first semi-final in 24 years as England prevailed 2-0 in Samara on Saturday thanks to goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli.

READ: England were the better side, admits Andersson

Speaking only an hour after the full-time whistle, Lindelof was understandably crestfallen, but overall he believes the nation should reflect on its tournament with pride.

"Right now I'm just disappointed but give me a few days maybe I'll look back with great memories," he told Omnisport.

"We're a small country and we got through to the quarter-finals, we had a group with Mexico and Germany and we went through as group winners. We beat Switzerland and they're ranked sixth in the world or something and hadn't lost in 20 games or something but right now I'm just disappointed."

 

When asked what the run to the last eight would mean for the country as a whole, Lindelof was quick to thank the supporters that had followed them in Russia and back home.

"Right now I'm just disappointed, it's a difficult question to answer," he said, adding, "We had great support from all the fans so they've been great and we wanted to give them more so that's life."

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