Erik Hamrén, head coach of Sweden, gives star player Zlatan Ibrahimovic half year the time to think about a possible continuation of his international career. In August, Hamrén set a deadline : he would want to know then whether he can still rely on the Barcelona striker in the future, he told Sport Expressen.
In November 2009, Ibrahimovic put a temporary end to his international career. Sweden was disqualified for the World Cup in South Africa and in the later months therea would be only friendly games in the program. The Barcelona striker did not want to waste energy in those games, so he let the coach know.
Hamrén accepted that, but also indicates that a comeback from Ibrahimovic is a possibility. “I told Zlatan that I want an answer in August. We have agreed. “ When in August the Euro Cup qualifications start for the Swedish squad, the coach would be happy if his star player returns. “I still hope that Zlatan will also be part of it,” said the coach.