During the last international break, Victor Lindelof didn’t want to speak to the Swedish media.
Having a difficult start to the season at Manchester United, the defender will have had a good idea what questions would have been about and likely didn’t want to end up fuelling stories in both his home country and England.
This time around, after a little fuss was made about the media avoidance, Lindelof has taken things head-on and along with teammate Robin Olsen, who also dodged the press last time, conducted a press conference.
Sweden’s SVT quote the Manchester United player as saying: “I have wanted to focus on the football, that’s how I work. I think people have made it bigger than it is. You always try to find something to write about.
“It does not bother me to do media, I want to be in my bubble under national team meet-ups and it worked well for me. Now I’m doing media and it’s no problem.”
Over at Aftonbladet they quote Lindelof on his response to being asked about Manchester United potentially signing national teammate Andreas Granqvist during the January window.
The former Benfica player was clearly less than pleased with the line of questioning, and responded: “It’s like I said before: I’m here to talk about the national team.
“Granqvist is a great guy and a good player. What is written or not written is nothing I can sit here and comment on.”