United Star Victor Lindelof Slams His Own Performance in Sweden Draw

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Victor Lindelof has established himself as the other half of United’s top central defense pairing, with £80 million man Harry Maguire. When you play alongside the most expensive defender in football history, you’re bound to set high expectations for yourself.

Lindelof certainly has those, as he was brutally honest about his performance in Sweden’s 1-1 draw with rival Norway in a European Championships qualifier.

 “I think I played a lousy game,” Lindelof said to VG.

“I have high standards. I think I just had two passes forward. ‘I should have controlled the game more but I didn’t.”

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Lindelof’s self-described bad performance comes off the heels of another poor showing, his last game for club with United. The Swede received low match ratings from many media outlets and pundits in the Red Devils’ draw at Southampton FC, a match where they were strongly projected to win.

It’s hard to figure out why United couldn’t get it done at the St. Mary’s and Lindelof has no explanation for why Sweden couldn’t best Norway this international break either.

“Everything was bad from our side,” he continued.

“We had all the preconditions to play a good game. ‘We played at home, with fantastic fans, against Norway, but we lose two points. Why? I have no idea.”

Lindelof and United return to action on Saturday, when they host third place Leicester City.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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