Steven Gerrard confident England will beat Sweden

Steven Gerrard has said he is confident England will finally gain their first win over Sweden in a competitive match.

Steven Gerrard
England captain Steven Gerrard Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

England have failed to overcome the Swedes in seven previous World Cup or European Championship encounters ahead of tomorrow's Group D clash in Kiev.

But Gerrard is adamant that sequence should end, even allowing for the threat posed by Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

He said: "I would think the same level of performance against France will be good enough to beat Sweden.

"I would say so with all due respect to Sweden who are a good, strong team, but they are not France.

"I think we can be a little bit more bold and a little bit more ambitious and get at the Swedes a little bit more.

"We are confident if we reach the same level of performance, it will be enough for a victory."

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