Sweden vice-captain Anders Svensson is confident that the Scandinavians will qualify for Euro 2012.
"It wasn't easy watching the World Cup, especially when it began and you thought, 'We should be there, we are better than those teams' – some of them, not all of them! We didn't have a good qualification and missed out, but now we need to bounce back," Svensson said, according to UEFA.com.
"We've got EURO 2012 to look forward to. We have a tough group with the Dutch in there, who reached the World Cup final, so it's going to be difficult.
"But we have a lot young new players who are looking very good. They have done well with the Under-21s, they are already established at good clubs in Europe, and it looks good.
"The coach demands a lot, but he is also very positive, and he wants us to try and be courageous on the pitch, and I like that."