He said: "I'm hoping, fingers crossed, that we do what we need to do".
"He's very skilful. Not just at penalties but in everything he does, and we'll have to work hard to stop him", he cautioned. Where he can have the biggest impact on the game.
Despite the euphoria, the paper found fault with England's victory.
Sweden accounted for the Netherlands and Italy as part of the qualifying campaign, and topped a tough group in Russian Federation that included holders Germany.
"To be in charge of a group of people who give as much energy and give me as much as they have over this period of time, committed to so much, is very special".
Clearly feeling the heat, Jamie Vardy's wife Rebekah looked nothing short of sensational in a sexy white mini-skirt which she teamed with an England shirt, showing her pride for her team as she cheered on Jamie from the sidelines. We knew we would have the majority of the ball and it was a case of breaking them down because Sweden are a really well organised team.
On its Twitter page, the London Ambulance Service's joint response unit said: "Obviously we are chuffed with the result this afternoon but there is absolutely no excuse to vandalise emergency service vehicles by jumping on them". "We'll just check if there's any reaction to that".
Harry Macguire opened the scoring for England, thrilling fans.
Captain Harry Kane, who leads the race for the 2018 Golden Boot with six goals, is determined not to get carried away. "I wanted to tell them we had a bloody good tournament".
"During the entire World Cup we have had the highest level of security and safety measures set all around the city", he added.
"We've never a had a better path than we've got now".
Kane said the shootout win over Colombia had given his teammates great confidence should a similar scenario arise on Saturday.
"Deep down I think England have one eye on the semi-final and maybe they believe a little bit that they can get to the final", Eriksson said, before warning that England cannot afford to lose to Janne Andersson's side.
"We've gone through it as a team and we're stronger for it".