Sebastian Larsson has lamented Sweden's defeat to England in their Euro 2012 Group D clash on Friday and believes goalscorer Theo Walcott was fortunate to find the back of the net.
The Arsenal winger bamboozled Andreas Isaksson in the Sweden goal as his long-range effort found the top of the net to bring England back into the match after Andy Carroll's opener had been canceled out by a Glen Johnson own goal and an Olof Mellberg header.
Walcott would go on to assist Danny Welbeck for the winner as England edged the match in Kiev to end Sweden's hopes of reaching the last eight, although Sunderland midfielder Larsson believes the 23-year-old former Southampton star would not be able to repeat his second-half strike if he tried it 1000 times.
"Walcott's goal? Come on, it's a thing that happens once. If he tries it a thousand times he won't score again, that's the truth," he told Goal.com.
The result sees England increase its chances of reaching the quarterfinals of the competition. Having already been defeated by Ukraine in their first group match, Sweden is without a point, and even a win in its final group meeting with France would not be enough to see it through.
Asked if he felt frustrated after the match, Larsson added: "That's an understatement, we are extremely disappointed. I think by quite some margin we were the better team but that doesn’t matter, England got the points and we are out.
"I don't want to think that we have been unlucky or not, we went out and that's it, we were leading in both games after an hour and we haven't come away with any points, that's the biggest disappointing thing of them all."
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