Germany captain Philipp Lahm has urged his team-mates not to underestimate Sweden in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
Talking at the pre-match press conference, Lahm said: “Sweden are dangerous opponents, maybe the strongest team (that we will face in the group).
“They are well organised in defence, and in (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic they have a complete striker who can be very dangerous.”
Lahm also welcomed Bastian Schweinsteiger’s criticism of the team spirit, encouraging his team-mates to listen to the German midfielder’s comments.
“I see Bastian’s comments as a positive, we should all listen to what he has to say and question ourselves.”
“I don’t know if the pressure building is to blame, but we all know that no one is guaranteed to win titles.
“It doesn’t matter how many times we reach semi-finals, or the final, in every tournament there will be four or five teams that are going to be difficult to beat.”