Euro 2012: Erik Hamren takes blame for Sweden exit
Sweden coach Erik Hamren took the blame for the
3-2 defeat against England
as his side exited the European Championship with a game to play.
"I am the coach, and I pick the team. I feel really bad for the players because they played a really good match but went out," said Hamren.
"The operation went well but the patient died. That is how I feel."
Sweden lost to England for the first time in a competitive game, having gone seven previous games without defeat.
The Swedes went behind after Andy Carroll rose highest to plant home a header from a Steven Gerrard cross.
But the Scandinavian side took the lead through a Glen Johnson own goal before former Aston Villa centre-back Olof Mellberg headed them ahead from a free-kick.
Theo Walcott came on for England and turned the game, scoring the equaliser before setting up the winner for Danny Welbeck.
Welbeck flick puts England back in front
And Hamren felt the better team won the match, adding: "They were much more effective than we were. We showed the mentality and the attitude I wanted to see, but to win games you need also a little bit of luck."
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