It's not Ibrahimovic's fault Sweden have failed to hit the target.

Coach Erik Hamren says it isn't Zlatan Ibrahimovic's fault Sweden have failed to score in the Euro 2016 in France.

The Swedish side haven't been able to register a shot on target in both of their outings in France.

Ciaran Clark's own goal handed Hamren's men a 1-1 draw against Republic of Ireland in their Group E opener, and on Friday they weren't able to repeat the same as they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Italy in Toulouse.

"The forward line played very well in the first half and we had some goalscoring chances, but in the last 20 minutes we didn't hold firm enough and we didn't create the chances we needed – we weren't quite close enough to Zlatan Ibrahimovic at times," he said as FourFourTwo reported.

"I think he [Ibrahimovic] did what he needed to in the last two matches. It was tough today because Italy defended very well.

"We had more of the ball than we did against Ireland but we didn't create much pressure and obviously a centre forward needs support from wingers.

"Ibrahimovic is one of the greatest forwards that I've ever encountered, he's a winner, and if he's disappointed I think everyone can understand that and accept it – he was very disappointed like all of us. I think he does his best at all times.

"I would be happier if we scored some goals but we did our best. Today we played a strong, defensive team – even Belgium didn't score against them."


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