Whilst South Korea may be getting most of the credit regarding Germany’s exit from the World Cup yesterday afternoon, Sweden certainly did their part.
The Scandinavians picked up an impressive 3-0 win against Mexico to top the group and advance to the next stage with the Central American nation.
For Sweden, ensuring Germany were relegated had extra motivation. Sweden themselves came close to a draw with the reigning world champions in the second game of the group stage.
But Toni Kroos had other ideas, lashing home a free-kick in the 90th minute to keep Germany’s hopes alive.
When that goal went in, it all kicked off on the sidelines. German officials inappropriately celebrated in front of their Swedish counterparts. It was a moment of extreme unsportsmanlike behaviour and it certainly irked Leeds United man Pontus Jansson.
On the bench for the game, suffering from flu, the Leeds man was not best pleased and was quick to confront the German bench.
Now, in light of Sweden advancing and Germany departing, he seemed to have a joke at the German’s expense on his Instagram:
Jansson appears to be suggesting that the Germany game was simply a warm-up for the rest of the World Cup which they will be competing in, whilst the Germans head home.
Leeds United fans loved the post and it is just another fine reason why Jansson has become a cult hero at Elland Road.
Last season was not his best at the club but fans are hopeful under Marcelo Bielsa’s guidance the Swede can rediscover his best form for Leeds next term.
Until then, the Leeds man remains at the World Cup and fans will not begrudge him going far in the competition. Switzerland are next for Jansson and Sweden and Leeds fans will no doubt hope they can pick up the win.