Sweden are capable of upsetting hosts England to set up ‘dream’ final, says Chelsea’s Magdalena Eriksson

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Sweden are capable of upsetting hosts England to set up ‘dream’ final, says Chelsea’s Magdalena Eriksson
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Magdalena Eriksson says Sweden are dreaming of knocking out England and reaching the final of Euro 2022.

Sweden have failed to shine at the tournament so far but they have nonetheless made it to the semi-finals.

They are now taking on England on Tuesday night at Bramall Lane, with the winner earning a spot in Sunday’s final at Wembley. And Chelsea captain Eriksson has admitted it would be a dream come true to beat England and reach the final.

In Pictures | Women’s Euro 2022 (Quarter-Final): England vs Spain

England’s Lauren Hemp and teammates celebrate after the match (REUTERS)
England’s Lauren Hemp and teammates celebrate after the match (REUTERS)
England manager Sarina Wiegman celebrates after the match (REUTERS)
England manager Sarina Wiegman celebrates after the match (REUTERS)
England’s Ella Toone scores their first goal past Spain’s Sandra Panos (REUTERS)
England’s Ella Toone scores their first goal past Spain’s Sandra Panos (REUTERS)
England’s Ella Toone celebrates scoring their first goal (REUTERS)
England’s Ella Toone celebrates scoring their first goal (REUTERS)
Georgia Stanway of England celebrates with teammate Lauren Hemp after scoring their team’s second goal (The FA via Getty Images)
Georgia Stanway of England celebrates with teammate Lauren Hemp after scoring their team’s second goal (The FA via Getty Images)
Spain’s Sandra Panos in action with England’s Alex Greenwood and Mary Earps (REUTERS)
Spain’s Sandra Panos in action with England’s Alex Greenwood and Mary Earps (REUTERS)
Players of England huddle following the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Quarter Final match (The FA via Getty Images)
Players of England huddle following the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Quarter Final match (The FA via Getty Images)
England’s Georgia Stanway celebrates scoring their second goal with Lauren Hemp (REUTERS)
England’s Georgia Stanway celebrates scoring their second goal with Lauren Hemp (REUTERS)
Leah Williamson of England is challenged by Patri Guijarro of Spain (Getty Images)
Leah Williamson of England is challenged by Patri Guijarro of Spain (Getty Images)
Sarina Wiegman celebrates with Alessia Russo and Millie Bright of England after their sides victory (Getty Images)
Sarina Wiegman celebrates with Alessia Russo and Millie Bright of England after their sides victory (Getty Images)
Spain’s Marta Cardona in action with England’s Mary Earps (REUTERS)
Spain’s Marta Cardona in action with England’s Mary Earps (REUTERS)

“I think I have been really impressed with England so far,” she said. “This will be the toughest game so far, it’s the best team we are going to face, but we are so ready for this.

“This game is what we’ve been dreaming of and reaching the next stage, so we’re going to do everything we can.

“Reaching the final, that’s what we dream of. I know a lot of the English girls and this amazing stadium tomorrow is going to be filled. Winning tomorrow would be so cool. I think it would be no matter who we faced.

“We are not Spain. Of course it's going to be a different game than when they played Spain. We’ve shown we’re skilful and have shown really good ways at playing through opponents.

“We’ve shown we can play in many different ways. We’re good at keeping the ball and keeping possession but we’re also good without the ball. It’s a really good strength.”

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