Mjällby has made a strong start to the Allsvenskan and is sixth after three straight wins and receives Malmö FF in the Swedish Cup semi-final at Strandvallen on Thursday. The corona-pressed game schedule has left its mark. As late as Monday, Mjällby won in Östersund 1-0 after a goal by David Löfquist.
It was the longest away game in the Allsvenskan this season for the Bleking team. They took a bus from Sölvesborg to Copenhagen, flights from Kastrup to Arlanda and a new flight to Östersund, then it was the same route home to Listerlandet: A total of 220 km with four flights and a number of transfer connections.
- It is clear that it is not optimal. We would have liked to have had a home game so we could upload from home. But it is important to reload and make the best of the situation, says Löfquist to SVT Sport.Malmö FF won the last meeting
Mjällby has to adapt to the game schedule that was added when the team went to cup seminars shortly after midsummer.
- We choose to see it as an advantage. We get to be together the whole team and take the point with us and choose to see it positively, says Mjällby's coach Marcus Lantz.
The team was met in the premiere by the Allsvenskan when Malmö FF won 2-0. Lantz does not mind painting a David against Goliath scenario.
- MFF is going to jog the Allsvenskan with that squad. They have all the prerequisites, but we'll give them a match and try to reach a final, says Lantz.