Sweden Manager Janne Andersson Produced A Filthy Nutmeg, Then Snatched A Soul In Euro 2020’s Coldest Moment


Sweden manager Janne Andersson may have produced the best bit of skill at Euro 2020 by nutmegging a helpless member of Poland’s PR team.

The Swedes have been a surprise package at this summer’s tournament and qualified top of Group E ahead of Spain.

A 3-2 victory over Poland on Wednesday evening sealed their position in the last 16 and Andersson decided to have some fun on the touchline.

Seeing an official coming to pick up the ball, Andersson decided to pop it between his legs and completely bamboozled him.

Nutmeg and then sends the opponent coach to hell. Janne Andersson take me to war https://t.co/FebZhmOu02

β€” Siavoush Fallahi (@SiavoushF) June 24, 2021

Poland manager Paulo Sousa then urged the press officer to remain calm before exchanging words with Andersson.

Fans have reacted to the skill on Twitter and they think it could be the best of the tournament so far. 


β€” Truth_Supremacy (@Truth_Supremacy) June 25, 2021

Out of all the NT managers Sweden has had in my lifetime hes my favourite https://t.co/qv3e2Z4Zr8

β€” ludwig πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ (@bingbingbingl) June 24, 2021

The 58-year-old discussed his silky skills in a post-match presser and he couldn’t hold back a smile.

“I nutmegged him and then he got a little more annoyed. I am very pleased with that nutmeg, he said.

“It has been a few years since I dared to kick a ball at all. But it was not to mock in any way. He came right there and then I poked at it between his legs.

“[Laughing] It was completely innocent. He came into our technical area and I could not help but nutmeg him.

Image Credit: PA

“As I said, it was not to mock in any way, but he had no right to be there. We talked afterwards and became good friends again.”

A brace from Emil Forsberg and a last-minute winner from Viktor Claesson gave Sweden all three points, after Robert Lewandowski twice pegged them back.

Sweden will now face Ukraine in the last 16 on Tuesday.

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