Tottenham star Dejan Kulusevski has urged Sweden to find a manager who can give them a “real game idea”, just like Ange Postecoglou has done at his club.
The winger has been speaking to Fotboll Skanalen about what he thinks Sweden need to do to turn things around and get out of their current predicament.
Kulusevski and his team were this week beaten 3-0 by 10-man Azerbaijan away from home, their latest disappointing defeat in what has been a miserable campaign to qualify for the Euros.
Despite dominating possession in the game and creating double the amount of chances they were unable to turn that into goals, with the home side converting all three of their chances and looking relatively comfortable despite being a man down from the 57th minute.
It left Sweden on seven points from seven games, 12 points behind leaders Austria and 10 behind second placed Belgium.
“I’m hungry as hell,” he said.
“Things have been going badly for quite a long period. Since the Nations League, things have gone downhill. But that doesn’t mean it will be like that in the future.
“When playing football, the most important thing is to fall back on a game idea. Because anything can happen in a football match. A guy scored from 80 meters last Thursday.
“The important thing is that you can fall back on a game idea and know what to do. We need to be completely clear about exactly what we want to do and that we are working on it.
“It’s a little like we have it in Tottenham. Don’t look at the result, don’t look at the time. Do what we’re supposed to do. Follow the game idea. It’s just see the difference between Tottenham this season and last season.
“It’s the exact same players, we’ve only made a few changes, but the team is 100 times better. It’s thanks to a game idea. It’s not that the players have gotten better. We have a clear idea, and we know what we want from each other. It’s probably the best thing for a team, to have a game idea and execute it.”